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Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917), Figure painter

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Photographs
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exh. 1857
Portrait by Miss Eliza Mackenzie, as a child; untraced. Exh. RA 1857 (742, ‘Nino’); ref. Trippi 2002, p.12. Eliza Mackenzie was Waterhouse’s aunt.

1882
Watercolour by Thomas Walter Wilson, The Members of the Institute [of Painters in Water-colour] Touching Day 1882, head-and-shoulders to left, visible above portfolio, seated to left of William Luson Thomas, centre right towards back, in group of 88 sitters; untraced. Probably exh. IPWC 1883 (342a); repr. Christie’s, 9 May 1984, p.1; and as wood-engr., Graphic, 28 Apr. 1883, double-spread supplement (Waterhouse no.33 in key p.422).
See also Boughton, Clausen, Crane, Gregory, Hayes, Herkomer, Hine, Lucas, Parsons, Tenniel, W. L. Thomas.

c.1886–7
Oil on board by William Logsdail; see NPG 6920.

1887
Oil on canvas by William Logsdail, The Bank and the Royal Exchange, whole-length to left, seated in front row of omnibus emerging from right, wife Esther Waterhouse (in pink dress) to his left; coll. Mr W. Gredley. Repr. Trippi 2002, p.74, fig.48 (detail).
Thumbnail sketch and key to the omnibus group in a letter from W. Logsdail to an unidentified patron, 13 May 1917, untraced; copy NPG AB (Logsdail).

1893
Charcoal drawing by unidentified artist; see NPG 4405.

publ. 1902
Pen and ink caricature drawing by (John) Bernard Partridge, A Council at the Royal Academy, half-length, hands raised, in back row fourth from left, wearing toga; untraced. Repr. Punch, 21 May 1902, p.363; and Trippi 2002, p.167, fig.136.
See also Alma-Tadema, Brock, Crane, East, Frampton, Goodall, Herkomer, Orchardson, Poynter, Richmond, Stone, J.H. Thomas, Thornycroft, Watts, Wells, Whistler..


Photographsback to top


c.1883–5
Photographs by Antonio Sorgato, Venice, two known poses:
(a) head-and-shoulders, slightly to left; coll. Dr John Physick. Repr. www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com; and as wood-engr. by ‘RT’ after Sorgato, ILN, 22 Aug. 1885, p.193.
(b) head-and-shoulders, three-quarters to left; coll. Dr John Physick. Repr. www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com.

Photograph by unidentified photographer, bust-length to left, head turned and facing viewer; coll. Dr John Physick. Repr. www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com.

c.1884–8
Photograph by unidentified photographer, three-quarter-length to left, kneeling in fancy dress, wearing a turban and holding a dish, in group of seven sitters in Primrose Hill Studios garden; coll. Dr John Physick. Repr. Trippi 2002, p.60, fig.39; Prettejohn et al. 2008, p.16, fig.2; and www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com.

c.1886
Photographs by Hayman Seleg Mendelssohn, three known poses:
(a) half-length, three-quarters to left, head facing viewer, arms crossed; repr. www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com. A smaller version, cut below arms, formerly NPG, now untraced; a 1978 copy photograph of this print in NPG SB (Waterhouse) shows the sitter’s signature on mount, and describes the original as a cabinet photograph by Sarony (repr. Trippi 2002, p.5, fig.1; and Prettejohn et al. 2008, p.17, fig.3, captioned as by H.S. Mendelssohn).
This is the prime image for John William Waterhouse.
(b) head-and-shoulders, three-quarters to left, head lowered, arms crossed; coll. Dr John Physick. Repr. www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com.
(c) half-length, three-quarters to left, head turned to viewer, gaze lowered; repr. http://www.listal.com/john-william-waterhouse/pictures//3; and as halftone, MA, 1894–5, p.356 (captioned ‘from a photograph by Mendelssohn’).

reg. 1889
Platinum print by Ralph Winwood Robinson, whole-length, seated, leaning forwards and looking to right, in studio, canvas on easel; reg. for copyright 1889 Oct. 26: National Archives (COPY 1/398/123); prints colls NPG x7397; and RA, London, 06/1082. Repr. Robinson [1892]; Goodchild & Hobson 1978, cover; Maas 1984, p.132, fig.247; Warner 1997, p.236; Trippi 2002, p.104, fig.76; Prettejohn et al. 2008, p.17, fig.4; and www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com.

c.1890–95
Photograph by unidentified photographer, almost three-quarter-length to left, seated, head facing viewer, pipe in right hand; coll. Dr John Physick (damaged condition). Repr. Trippi 2002, p.70, fig.46; and Prettejohn et al. 2008, p.18, fig.5 (detail p.234).

?early 1890s
Photograph by unidentified photographer, half-length, facing viewer, standing at left in group of five people and dog in garden doorway; repr. Armour 1937, p.137, and www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com.

1898
Albumen print by unidentified photographer, whole-length, facing viewer, seated, holding palette and brushes, dog curled at feet, his 1898 RA exhibits framed and on easels behind him; V&A, London, E.526-2008. Repr. Prettejohn et al. 2008, p.19, fig.6.

1899
Carbon print, 227 x 315mm, by Fradelle & Young, in multi-figure group at a banquet in honour of Lawrence Alma-Tadema at the Whitehall Rooms, London, 4 Nov. 1899 (presence confirmed on sheet of over 100 signatures); NPG x19022. Repr. MA, 1900, p.137 (with signatures insert); Swanson 1990, p.85; and Trippi 2002, p.166, fig.135 (detail only).
See also Alma-Tadema, Boughton, Brock, Clausen, J. Collier, Crane, East, E.O. Ford, Frampton, Gregory, Hacker, Lucas, Parsons, Sant, Solomon, Spielmann, W.H. Thornycroft, A. Webb.

c.1908–9
Photograph by Elliott & Fry, whole-length to left, head facing viewer, seated on high chair, dog at feet, working on the 1909 version of Lamia (priv. coll.); repr. Studio, vol.70, 1917, p.3 (captioned ‘by Messrs Elliott & Fry’); Hobson 1980, frontispiece; and www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com.

Photograph by unidentified photographer, nearly whole-length, facing viewer, seated in garden, clasping dog beside him; repr. www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com.

1913
Photographs by Holloway of Notting Hill, in Waterhouse’s studio, 10 Hall Rd, St John’s Wood, three known poses:
(a) whole-length, head facing viewer, seated slightly to right by fireplace, cigarette in right hand; coll. Dr John Physick. Repr. Trippi 2002, p.207, fig.184; and Prettejohn et al. 2008, p.20, fig.7.
(b) whole-length to left, head in profile, standing and working on A Song of Springtime (exh. RA 1913; priv. coll) framed on easel; coll. Dr John Physick. Repr. Trippi 2002, p.205, fig.181.
(c) whole-length to left, head in profile, seated and working on A Song of Springtime; coll. Dr John Physick. Repr. www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com.

c.1914–15
Photograph by unidentified photographer, three-quarter-length slightly to right, head turned to left, walking dog in Hall Rd; coll. Dr John Physick. Repr. www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com.


Undated photographsback to top


Photograph by unidentified photographer, whole-length slightly to left, arms crossed, seated at right of group of six people in garden; coll. Dr John Physick. Repr. www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com.

Photograph by unidentified photographer, whole-length slightly to right, standing in a conservatory, possibly at Clippesby Hall, Norfolk; repr. www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com.

Photograph by Elliott & Fry, bust to right, head facing viewer; repr. as halftone, Graphic, 17 Feb. 1917, p.206 (obits).

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