St. Cecilia by John William Waterhouse (1849-1917), in a Private Collection. A stunning, framed replica on artist’s grade canvas. The patroness of musicians, here St. Cecilia listens to the prayers of angelic music. This late 20th-century work is painted in the rich, dark hues splashed with bold primaries so popular with the Pre-Raphaelites. Waterhouse handles paint with a rich and sensuous hand that continues to distinguish him from his contemporaries. Our authentic stretched canvas replica captures the original painting’s texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand. The imported, antique gold-toned hardwood frame includes floral detailing and a solid brass museum plate etched with the title and artist’s name. John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse painted female characters from mythology and literature and belonged to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His parents were painters and he grew up in Rome where he absorbed the culture, rich history and a love for art. Waterhouse s first art teacher was his father until he entered the Royal Academy at age 21. Waterhouse was inspired by the paintings of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, whose depictions of classical, Roman landscapes and legends appealed to the young painter. He received his diploma from the Academy for his painting of A Mermaid. Waterhouse s paintings often depict a romantic approach to the femme fatale, for example in La Belle Sans Merci and Hylas and the Water Nymphs. He also often painted a forlorn, sole heroine, such as The Lady of Shallot, one of Waterhouse s most famous paintings. Waterhouse s academic and technical skill gained the respect of his peers and critics and his paintings were exhibited at the Academy even after his death in 1917.