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The Awakening of Adonis by John William Waterhouse

Dimensions: 34"W x 21"H (86 cm x 53 cm)
Item No. W846M
Condition: New
This Item is an Identical Museum Reproduction


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The Awakening of Adonis by John William Waterhouse (1849-1917), Private Collection. Adonis, the remarkably beautiful youth of Greek mythology, represents death and resurrection. In this pre-Raphaelite interpretation by Waterhouse, Venus and winged cherubs awaken Adonis by kissing him in a garden of poppies. Our authentic stretched canvas replica captures the original painting s texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand. Our imported, gold-toned, delicately carved hardwood frame includes 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.

The authentic stretched canvas replica captures the original painting's texture, depth of color, and even subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand. The artwork is enclosed in a beautiful hardwood frame. Our framed art collection is filled with high-quality historical reproductions. Whether you choose a painstakingly replicated canvas or a contemporary piece, each is custom framed and ready to hang.

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