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


  • Date:

    1948 - 1917 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, black chalk and pen and ink

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr J F Physick.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 91, shelf C, box 35

Physical description

Sketchbook containing studies of trees and foliage, human figures, landscape, etc., and preliminary studies for oil paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy including 'Phyllis and Demophoon' (1907) and 'Apollo and Daphne' (1908); also sketches possibly intended for 'Tristram and Isolde' (1917). 60 pages of white wove paper bound in canvas boards. At the back of the sketchbook is attached a printed invitation to the artist to attend the annual Council dinner at the Royal Academy, dated 15 December 1901, on which are drawn several pencil sketches for 'Apollo and Daphne'.


1948 - 1917 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, black chalk and pen and ink

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on p.12

Tunbridge Wells
Inscribed on p.36

Inscribed on p.48

Mulgrave Woods
Inscribed on p.50

Inscribed variously with colour notes, etc.


Height: 20.3 cm size of volume, from catalogue, Width: 25.4 cm size of volume, from catalogue

Descriptive line

Sketchbook of J W Waterhouse

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. 98, p. 222-225, ill. p. 230-231
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1949, London: HMSO, 1961.

Subjects depicted

Trees; Landscapes


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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