15 Works, Today, April 6th is artist John William Waterhouse’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #95

John William Waterhouse (1849–1917)
Consulting the Oracle, c. 1884

Oil on canvas
Height: 119.4 cm (47 in); Width: 198.1 cm (77.9 in)
Tate Britain

John William Waterhouse RA (6 April 1849–10 February 1917) was an English painter known for working first in the Academic style and for then embracing the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood’s style and subject matter. His artworks were known for their depictions of women from both ancient Greek mythology and Arthurian legend…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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