About the artist
John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter known for his depictions of classical and mythological themes. He was influenced by the works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt, and was a member of the Royal Academy of Arts. Waterhouse was born in Rome, Italy, and moved to London in 1854. He was a prolific painter, producing over 200 works in his lifetime, and was known for his use of vibrant colours and attention to detail. He was also a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
Also associated with: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, Rome, Italy.