You are viewing a famous oil painting, Ophelia by John William Waterhouse. The original masterpiece oil painting was painted in 1894. Our artists will meticulously hand paint a reproduction oil painting of Ophelia by John William Waterhouse detail by detail, color by color as close to the original oil painting as possible. Our reproduction oil paintings are all hand painted fine art with no printing involved. Don't settle for a print when a genuine reproduction oil painting will add sophistication to any room and will be admired by many.
John William Waterhouse developed his own artistic style which was a mixture of classicism, romanticism, fantasy and reality. Especially his latter works remind us more and more of the Pre-Raphaelites. There is very little known about the private life of John William Waterhouse who was a rather shy man and liked to keep his personal details to himself. Though that "idealized, instantly recognizable type" is part of what we remember and admire about the artist ... there is always interest in Waterhouse's models. Information about the names of models other than family members has only started to come to light in recent years. Anthony Hobson wrote about Waterhouse's "ideal vision of womanhood." Peter Trippi describes the women in Waterhouse's works as an "idealized, instantly recognizable type." Trippi also said "Waterhouse transcended the particularities of individual models to present his own idealized, instantly recognizable type ... Older contemporaries, such as Rossetti, Poynter and Moore, had devised their own types." Waterhouse is one of the rare artists who became popular and relatively well-off financially when he was alive. His style became a major influence on many of the later Pre-raphaelites including Frank Dicksee and Herber James Draper. You can purchase this reproduction oil painting framed or unframed in any size and it will certainly grace your wall for many years to come.