John William Waterhouse  (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. Born in Rome to English parents who were both painters, Waterhouse later moved to London, where he enrolled in the Royal Academyof Art. He soon began exhibiting at their annual summer exhibitions, focusing on the creation of large canvas works depicting scenes from the daily life and mythology of ancient Greece. Many of his paintings are based on authors such as Homer, Ovid, Shakespeare, Tennyson, or Keats.

Destiny

A Song of Springtime

Ariadne

Awakening of Adonis

Boreas

Charmer

Circe Invidiosa

Crystal Ball

Echo and Narcissus

Flora and the Zephyrs

Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May

Hamadryad

Hylias and the Nymphs

Magic Circle

I am Half Sick of Shadows

Mariamne Leaving the Court of Harod the Great

Mariana in the South

Mermaid

Naiad

Narcissus

Ophelia

Ophelia (2)

Ophelia (3)

Orange Gatherers

Psyche entering Cupid’s Garden

Pandora

Penelope and the Suitors

Psyche

Siren

Roman Offering

Spring

The Annunciation

The Danaides

The Lady of Shalott

Circe Offering the Cup to Odysseus

The Soul of the Rose

The Shrine

Miranda the Tempest

The Young Shepherdess

The Shepherdess