Listen to my Sweet Pipings 1911: Canvas Replica Painting: Small
By artist John William Waterhouse (1849-1917), in a Private Collection
Part of a series exploring the delights of spring, a sweet putto plays the pan-pipe for a maiden thoroughly enamored with the beauty of the season. This work by Waterhouse was exhibited at the Royal Academy and purchased by Lord Faringdon, whose family was the artist's chief patron during the later part of his illustrious career. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. The imported, delicately carved hardwood frame boasts a delicate leaf motif with fine feathered detailing finished in antique gold tones.
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Small: 20.5"Wx14.5"H framed (13"Wx7"H image size, 4"W frame)
Medium: 28.5"Wx19"H framed (21"Wx11.5"H image size, 4"W frame)
Large: 40.5"Wx26"H framed (33"Wx18.5"H image size, 4"W frame)
Grande: 48.5"Wx30.5"H framed (41"Wx23"H image size, 4"W frame)
   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.

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