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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:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on wove paper, bound in canvas boards

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    E.1110-1963

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 91, shelf B, box 24 []

Physical description

Sketchbook containing preliminary drawings. 68 pages (others missing) of white wove paper, bound in canvas boards, with a pencil holder.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on wove paper, bound in canvas boards

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm size of volume, Width: 23.5 cm size of volume

Object history note

The drawings contained in this sketchbook are preliminary drawings for oil paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy, including two versions of ‘The Lady of Shalott’ (1888 and 1894), and ‘Ulysses and the Sirens’ (1891). There are also studies for ‘Circe offering the Cup to Ulysses’ (1891), exhibited at the New Gallery, London and other compositions.

The ‘Lady of Shalott’, of 1888, is in the Tate Gallery, London, and is a portrait of the artist’s sister Mary (Physick); that exhibited in 1894 is in the Leeds Art Gallery, and ‘Ulysses and the Sirens’ is in the National Gallery, Melbourne. Other sketches for ‘Ulysses and the Sirens’ are in a sketchbook in the Department of Prints and Drawings, E.1-1949.

Descriptive line

Sketchbook by J. W. Waterhouse containing preliminary drawings for oil paintings including two versions of 'The Lady of Shalott' (1888 and 1894), and 'Ulysses and the Sirens' (1891). Also preliminary drawings for 'Circe offering the Cup to Ulysses' (1891). 68 pages (others missing) 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. 95, p. 222-225, ill. p. 228

Materials

Pencil; Wove paper

Techniques

Binding; Drawing

Subjects depicted

Cup; Sirens

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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