Born in Rome in 1849, John William Waterhouse because one the key members of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Best known for classical depictions of women from Greek mythology, and those inspired by literary legend, his paintings have an ethereal presence and elegance that make them some of the best loved paintings of the 19th century. This collection of wonderfully romantic prints offer something serene and idyllic; perfect as wedding gifts or to add a soft decorative focus to any space.
We started out as a small screenprinter in a Brighton basement. Today we've grown to a factory and design studio in Newhaven. Headed by founder Gyr King, we have a simple ethos to bring inspiring, affordable art to everyone.
I bought a print of J W Waterhouse's The Crystal Ball and though I like it very much, I've realised that it's not of the original version of the painting.
The original, painted in 1902, had a skull on a table on the left hand side of the image. In the early 1950s, its owner decided he didn't like the skull and had it painted over, to look like the curtain.
In the early 1990s, when it was put up for sale, the painting was restored and the skull reinstated.
So, this print is taken from the 1950s altered version of the original painting.
The fact that you can tell the red dress is made out of Velvet shoes how clear the print is , Gorge Gorge Gorgeous well worth the money.