The Lady of Shalott, 1888

Masterpiece Gallery

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About the Artist
John William Waterhouse was the son of an artist and copyist, this historical genre painter was born in Rome in 1849 and lived till 1917. He spent his early years in Italy, beginning to paint with his father, and having returned to England with his family in 1854 he continued to train at home.
After fairly tentative beginnings, Waterhouse rapidly gained assurance in his art, specializing in modern subjects painted in Italy and also some classical themes in the Alma-Tadema vein. He was much respected not only for his painting but for his skillful teaching.

About the Print
This print is finished with a matte "textured" coating, which gives your art an elegant appearance. Then, we framed it in our F4318 "masterpiece" frame, giving a museum quality appearance. All of our richly designed frames have an antique finish with subtle accents to highlight the intricate detail, then a low sheen sealer is applied. The Watermark in the center of the images will not appear on final art.

About the Frame
These masterpiece frames are made of solid wood, with the exception of the F3242 frame, which is cast resin, and then covered with an outer layer of sculpting material called Gesso (pronounced like Jesso). You can see this outer layer on the side views of the frames. Gesso is a traditional mix of a glue binder, chalk, and white pigment, used to coat rigid surfaces, such as wooden painting panels as an absorbent primer coat substrate for painting. It is also used by sculptors to prepare the shape of the final sculpture (fused bronze) or directly as a material for sculpting. Gesso can also be used as a layer between sculptured wood and gold leaf. A collection of gesso sculptures is properly called gypsotheque. 

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Dimensions (Inside Frame):
W27" H20"
*Please Note:
Images are for reference only and not intended as an exact representation. Color in photos might be slightly different than actual marble / granite / leather / fabrics / wood finishes due to lighting during shooting and/or monitor's display.