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Waterhouse, John William: The Magic Circle. Mystical Fine Art Print/Poster. Sizes: A4/A3/A2/A1 (00834)

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John William Waterhouse: The Magic Circle. Fine Art Print/Poster

High quality art print/poster available in sizes: A4, A3, A2 or A1

We only use high quality 200 GSM Gloss Photo Paper, giving you a superior print/poster ready for framing.

Description:

The woman in this image appears to be a witch or priestess, endowed with magic powers, possibly the power of prophecy. Her dress and general appearance is highly eclectic, and is derived from several sources: she has the swarthy complexion of a woman of middle-eastern origin; her hairstyle is like that of an early Anglo-Saxon; her dress is decorated with Persian or Greek warriors. In her left hand she holds a crescent-shaped sickle, linking her with the moon and Hecate. With the wand in her right hand she draws a protective magic circle round her. Outside the circle the landscape is bare and barren; a group of rooks or ravens and a frog - all symbols of evil and associated with witchcraft - are excluded. But within its confines are flowers and the woman herself, objects of beauty.

John William Waterhouse (April 6, 1849 - February 10, 1917) Painter of classical, historical, and literary subjects. John William Waterhouse was born in 1849 in Rome, where his father worked as a painter. He was referred to as "Nino" throughout his life. In the 1850s the family returned to England.

Before entering the Royal Academy schools in 1870, Waterhouse assisted his father in his studio. His early works were of classical themes in the spirit of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Frederic Leighton, and were exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Society of British Artists and the Dudley Gallery. In the late 1870s and the 1880s, Waterhouse made several trips to Italy, where he painted genre scenes.

Size guide:

A4 = 210mm x 297mm or 8.3 x 11.7 inches. 
A3 = 297mm x 420mm or 11.7 x 16.5 inches.
A2 = 420mm x 594mm or 16.5 x 23.4 inches.
A1 = 594mm x 841mm or 23.4 x 33.1 inches.

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