John William WaterhouseWaterhouse depicts Ophelia lying in a riverside meadow in an attitude of deranged abandon, one hand in her tousled hair, the other grasping flowers. This painting was auctioned at Sotheby's, London in November 2001. Prior to this auction this painting has only been known to us in black & white. Waterhouse kept the painting in his studio for his entire life and made several alterations to it over the years.
John William Waterhouse: My Sweet Rose (a.k.a 'The Soul of a Rose') - 1908
Photograph by John Robert Parsons, taken in 1865 at the London home of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who invited him to photograph his favorite model (& lover), Jane Burden. Jane was also married to William Morris. ___ Part of an exhibition entitled, "A Ballad of Love and Death: Pre-Raphaelite Photography in Great Britain, 1848-1875" at Musee d'Orsay, Mar 3- May 29, 2011
John William Waterhouse (1840-1917)
Gustav Klimt Jardin en fleur
Hans Zatzka, 1859-1949, Spring Beauty
Frank Cadogan Cowper (1877-1958) Mariana in the south (1906)
The Soul of the Rose - John William Waterhouse. Waterhouse is one of my Fav's!