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John William Waterhouse 'Female Head, A Study for 'A Naiad', England, 1894, Reproduction Vintage 200gsm A3 Classic Art Poster


At World of Art the Pre-Raphaelite world of John William Waterhouse comes alive once again, from Crystal Balls to Mermaids, Sea Nymphs, Magic Circles and Tempests, all faithfully reproduced on 200gsm A3 Eco-Responsibility Paper with a low-sheen finish and high quality inks to retain colour vibrancy for years to come. Green star system approved paper is a universally recognised eco-responsibility paper based on the origin of the fibre and the manufacturing process. All our posters are standard A3 size and look beautiful with or without frames but if you're thinking of framing then a standard A3 frame will fit perfectly. All posters come with a thin white border. We have over 12,000 posters in stock so please bear with us while we build our Store and please do check back in regularly for new items as we list them as quickly as possible.

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Standard A3 Size:

16.53" x 11.69"

42cm x 29.7cm

420mm x 297mm

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John William Waterhouse, 1849 to 1917, was an English painter known for working in the Pre-Raphaelite style. He worked several decades after the breakup of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, which had seen its heyday in the mid-nineteenth century, leading to his sobriquet "the modern Pre-Raphaelite". Borrowing stylistic influences not only from the earlier Pre-Raphaelites but also from his contemporaries, the Impressionists, his artworks were known for their depictions of women from both ancient Greek mythology and Arthurian legend. Born in Italy to English parents who were both painters, he later moved to London, where he enrolled in the Royal Academy of Art. He soon began exhibiting at their annual summer exhibitions, focusing on the creation of large canvas works depicting scenes from the daily life and mythology of ancient Greece. Later on in his career he came to embrace the Pre-Raphaelite style of painting despite the fact that it had gone out of fashion in the British art scene several decades before. Although not as well known as earlier Pre-Raphaelite artists such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt, Waterhouse's work is currently displayed at several major British art galleries, and the Royal Academy of Art organised a major retrospective of his work in 2009