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Sketchbook
  • Sketchbook
    Waterhouse, John William R.A., R.I., born 1849 - died 1917
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Sketchbook

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1908 (made)
    1908 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Waterhouse, John William R.A., R.I., born 1849 - died 1917 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil with some pen and ink on white wove paper, bound in canvas boards

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr John Physick, great-nephew of the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.1111-1963

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 91, shelf B, box 25

Physical description

Sketchbook containing preliminary drawings. 74 pages (one torn) of white wove paper, bound in canvas boards with a pencil holder.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca.1908 (made)
1908 (dated)

Artist/maker

Waterhouse, John William R.A., R.I., born 1849 - died 1917 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil with some pen and ink on white wove paper, bound in canvas boards

Marks and inscriptions

'1908'
Dated on p.35

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm size of volume, Width: 21.6 cm size of volume

Object history note

The drawings contained in this sketchbook are preliminary studies for oil paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy, including 'The Awakening of Adonis' (1900), 'Echo and Narcissus' (1903), 'The Danaides' (1906) and 'Isabella' (1907). Other sketches are possibly for 'Nymphs finding the Head of Orpheus' (1901), 'Phyllis and Demophoon' (1907), 'Narcissus' (1913) and 'Gather ye Rosebuds while ye may' (ca.1911). Although dated 1908 the sketch of 'Gather ye Rosebuds while ye may' on page 35 of the sketchbook is not related to the composition shown at the Royal Academy in that year. 'Echo and Narcissus' is in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and 'The Danaides' is in the Art Gallery, Aberdeen. Other sketches for 'Phyllis and Demophoon' are in E2 and 3-1949.

Descriptive line

Sketchbook by J. W. Waterhouse containing preliminary drawings for oil paintings, including 'The Awakening of Adonis' (1900), 'Echo and Narcissus' (1903), 'The Danaides' (1906) and 'Isabella' (1907) etc. 74 pages (one torn) of white wove paper, bound in canvas boards with a pencil holder.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Elizabeth Prettejohn, Peter Trippi, Robert Upstone and Patty Wageman J W Waterhouse 1849-1917. The Modern Pre-Raphaelite Groninger: Groninger Museum; London: Royal Academy of Arts; Montreal: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2008. ISBN 978-90-8586-490-5, cat. 96, p. 222-225, ill. p. 229

Materials

Pencil; Ink; Wove paper

Techniques

Drawing; Binding

Subjects depicted

Nymphs

Categories

Drawings; Myths & Legends

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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