1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Waterhouse, John William

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20699431911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 28 — Waterhouse, John William

WATERHOUSE, JOHN WILLIAM (1847–), English painter, was the son of an artist, by whom he was mainly trained. As a figure-painter he shows in his work much imaginative power and a very personal style, and his pictures are for the most part illustrations of classic myths treated with attractive fantasy. An able draughtsman and a fine colourist, he must be ranked among the best artists of the British school. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1885 and academician in 1895. Four of his paintings, “Consulting the Oracle,” “St Eulalia,” “The Lady of Shallot” and “The Magic Circle,” are in the National Gallery of British Art.

See “J. W. Waterhouse and his Work,” by A. L. Baldry, Studio, vol. iv.