Self portrait - John William Waterhouse
Portrait

John William Waterhouse (April 6, 1849 - February 10, 1917) Painter of classical, historical, and literary subjects. John William Waterhouse was born in 1849 in Rome, where his father worked as a painter. He was referred to as "Nino" throughout his life. In the 1850s the family returned to England.

Before entering the Royal Academy schools in 1870, Waterhouse assisted his father in his studio. His early works were of classical themes in the spirit of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Frederic Leighton, and were exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Society of British Artists and the Dudley Gallery. In the late 1870s and the 1880s, Waterhouse made several trips to Italy, where he painted genre scenes.



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Ophelia  1889 - John William Waterhouse - www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.net
Ophelia 1889
A Naiad, study 1893 - John William Waterhouse - www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.net
A Naiad, study 1893
Saint Eulalia - John William Waterhouse - www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.net
Saint Eulalia
Crystal Ball - John William Waterhouse - www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.net
Crystal Ball
Penelope and the Suitors  1912 - John William Waterhouse - www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.net
Penelope and the Suitors 1912
Destiny  1900 - John William Waterhouse - www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.net
Destiny 1900
The Merman 1892 - John William Waterhouse - www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.net
The Merman 1892
Circe (The Sorceress)  1911 - John William Waterhouse - www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.net
Circe (The Sorceress) 1911
A Mermaid  1900 - John William Waterhouse - www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.net
A Mermaid 1900
I am Half Sick of Shadows, Said the Lady of Shalott... - John William Waterhouse - www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.net
I am Half Sick of Shadows, Said the Lady of Shalott...
Echo and Narcissus 1903 2 - John William Waterhouse - www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.net
Echo and Narcissus 1903 2
The Lady of Shalott III - John William Waterhouse - www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.net
The Lady of Shalott III

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