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John William Waterhouse Picture Study Aid and Art Prints

This 26-page Picture Study Aid includes a brief summary of the childhood of English Romantic painter John William Waterhouse (1849-1917), a synopsis of seven of his works, printable versions of the pieces covered (or professionally printed versions are also available), and a brief discussion about Charlotte Mason’s ideas and methods for implementing picture study at different ages.

Waterhouse’s oeuvre includes a large amount of nudity and some mature themes. For these reasons, I recommend being cautious when offering books about him to your students.

J. W. Waterhouse: The Modern Pre-Raphaelite

By Elizabeth Prettejohn

“With his grand scale and richly colored canvases and studies, John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) was one of the most influential painters of the 19th century. In this brilliantly illustrated survey, edited by a leading Waterhouse scholar, the painter’s seductive vision of femininity is captured in sumptuous reproductions and illuminated by an engaging and informative text.

Published to accompany an important exhibition of the artist’s work, the book explores Waterhouse’s creative responses to such contemporary concerns as medievalism, the classical tradition, and spiritualism. A comprehensive examination of his life and work, including his well-known painting The Lady of Shallott, this volume explores also the artist’s connection to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and his engagement with French art of the period.”