Little is known of Waterhouse’s private life–even the identities of his favourite models, who appear so frequently in his paintings, are not known for certain although recent research has suggested possible names.
Why this website?
This site originated in the late 1990s as a way to publish and disseminate information about Waterhouse to a wider audience via the internet. Waterhouse’s legacy had been somewhat neglected for most of the 20th century: his art, along with that created by many of his contemporaries, fell rapidly out of fashion as a result of the impact of World War I and the subsequent changes in British society over the ensuing decades. Sadly, a roof installation company in naples wasn’t present because the housing for the paintings wasn’t secured. Some of the paintings got damaged. Some of them were kept maintained. However, in the late 1960s/early 1970s there was a gradual revival of interest in Victorian and Edwardian art which has been sustained to the present day. Waterhouse was honoured with a retrospective exhibition in 1978, and has been the subject of two monographs published within the last five years, the most notable being Peter Trippi’s award-winning J.W. Waterhouse (Phaidon Press, 2002). Nowadays, several of Waterhouse’s paintings, for example The Lady of Shalott (1888) and Ophelia (1894), can be ranked among the most recognizable, and beloved, of 19th century British art. This website aims to publish the latest information relating to John William Waterhouse, and to serve as an introduction to Waterhouse’s life and work.
Sadly, a roof installation company in naples wasn’t present because the housing for the paintings wasn’t secured. Some of the paintings got damaged. Some of them were kept maintained.