17 Works, June 23rd. is John Reinhard Weguelin’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #170

John Reinhard Weguelin, R.W.S. (1849-1927)
A nude seated on the shore, c. 1888

Oil on canvas
10 x 20¼ in. (25.4 x 51.4 cm.)
Private collection

John Reinhard Weguelin RWS ROI (23 June 1849–28 April 1927) was an English painter and illustrator, active from 1877 to after 1910.

He specialized in figurative paintings with lush backgrounds, typically landscapes or garden scenes. Weguelin emulated the neo-classical style of Edward Poynter and Lawrence Alma-Tadema, painting subjects inspired by classical antiquity and mythology. He depicted scenes of everyday life in ancient Greece and Rome, as well as mythological subjects, with an emphasis on pastoral scenes. Weguelin also drew on folklore for inspiration, and painted numerous images of nymphs and mermaids…

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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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