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Boreas, 1903: Framed Canvas Replica Painting: Medium
By artist John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) in a Private Collection
Called "Boreas" after the God of the north wind in Greek mythology, this turn-of-the-century genre work depicts a young girl in swirling draperies of slate blue, amidst a spring landscape of pink blossoms and daffodils. Since British artist Waterhouse's later works were portraits of particularly tragic or powerful femme fatales, he may have intended to evoke that sense of power with this mesmerizing work. 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. Our replica European style, bright gold-toned ribbed frame is cast in quality designer resin with an acanthus leaf and floret border that draws the eye toward the beautiful image.
About The Artist
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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Weights & Dimensions
- 24.25"Wx30.25"H framed (16"Wx22"H image size 4.375"W frame) 5 lbs.