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In 1908, John William Waterhouse painted his first artwork inspired by the poem “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” by the writer Robert Herrick in the seventeenth-century, entitled Gather Ye Rosebuds. One year later, the artist concluded a second painting based on the same poem called Gather ye Rosebuds while ye may, which portrays many women gathering blossoms on a beautiful open field with towering trees and clear streams of water.
Herrick’s work speaks of life’s briefness and the importance to live in the moment, for the moment – one of the most famous poems that speak of carpe diem. This concept derives from the Roman lyric poet Horace, who lived in the Augustus period. Before the final painting was made, Waterhouse made a Study for Gather ye Rosebuds with some changes. The study simply shows a woman holding a bundle of flowers in her arms while in an ambiguous environment that seems to be indoors, but shows part of the sky as well.
In Gather Ye Rosebuds, Waterhouse depicts a beautiful woman holding a shiny silver bowl filled with pink rosebuds. Her hands delicately grasp the object while she raises her chin and looks directly at the viewer’s eyes. Different from the study, the model seems much more mature. Waterhouse paid attention to the details of her face to grasp the viewer’s attention, like her slightly open lips, her rosy cheeks, and how she seems to glare at the audience from above. The model wears an expensive and regal gown. It is green with golden flower patterns. Following the fashion of the time, she has golden bejeweled cuffs on her arms, and her sleeves open to layers of fabric – the first one is bright red, contrasting with the rest of the clothing. Her thick brunet hair is pulled back and embellished with white beads.
The composition is centered on the woman from the waist up. The background features a dark wall behind the model and a mirror that takes up about a third of the top of the canvas and shows part of the surroundings. The light source revealed in the reflection shows beautiful stained glass windows with two colorful family crests. There is a dark blue curtain, and some violet flowers on the right and the back of the model’s head can be seen to the left.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Gather Ye Rosebuds study 1908, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Gather Ye Rosebuds study 1908 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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