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John William Waterhouse painted the artwork entitled In the Peristyle during the beginning of his artistic career, in 1874. This work was concluded only a year prior to his iconic painting Miranda, his first interpretation of the mythological character. During this period, Waterhouse had not yet fully embraced the Pre-Raphaelite movement, as he was initially an academic painter. He was greatly influenced by the work of Frederic Leighton and Lawrence Alma-Tadema, with their Classic themes.
It was on the same year Waterhouse painted In the Peristyle that he was accepted into the summer exhibit of the Royal Academy – where he would also become a student – and his work became quite successful. Before this art show, the painter had shown his work at the Dudley Gallery, as well as the Society of British Artists. He continued to show his paintings at the Royal Academy virtually every year of the rest of his career, with a few exceptions. As his success got bigger, so did the size of his paintings. Eventually, Waterhouse turned his attention to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, changing the focus of his themes to Arthurian legends and a different view of classic Greek mythology.
In the painting In the Peristyle, Waterhouse portrays a young girl feeding pigeons. She is in an outside balcony surrounded by ancient Greek architecture and abundant vegetation. The forefront of the composition shows a light stone floor with brown, black, white, and grey birds. The young girl is to the right, facing the viewer and looking down at the animals. With one hand she throws the food on the ground while holding a small wicker basket with the other. The model features long blond hair and a white robe that reveals her shoulder, along with a pink fabric wrapped around her waist.
To the left of the canvas, there is a ceramic vase with a plant growing from inside next to a black wooden chair, detailed in gold. Waterhouse carefully depicts a bundled up orange fabric over the chair with as much detail as the leading figure. The background shows some dark bushes in the open garden surrounded by massive columns. The light blue sky can be seen over the roof of the construction along with many other pigeons waiting for their meal. The top of towering trees is visible from a distance as well.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of In the Peristyle 1874, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of In the Peristyle 1874 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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If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
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meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
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