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John William Waterhouse completed the painting entitled The Orange Gatherers in 1890. The Classically trained artist studied in London at the prestigious Royal Academy, where he participated at the annual exhibits from 1874 to the end of his career – although this particular year was one of the few times he did not enter. Waterhouse began studying sculpture and later shifted to oil painting.
By the 1890’s, Waterhouse moved away from the strict impositions of the academy and joined the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The movement began around the time of his birth, which meant he was the second generation of the artists and took the style into the next century. As the name already states, the Pre-Raphaelite artists focused on themes that came before Raphael. Their paintings depicted Arthurian legends and the Victorian era, as well as mythological stories and characters. With his academic background, Waterhouse had a great domain of portraying human anatomy, as well as constructing harmonious compositions and color schemes – although the artists of the movement brightened the pallet compared to the classic painters.
The Pre-Raphaelites were the first artists to go against the exclusive use of the indoor studio, working outdoors on many occasions. The painting The Orange Gatherers takes place in an outdoor environment, showing women in their daily work. In the forefront, a little girl sits on a large white cloth that is extended on the ground. She is wearing a simple long, brown skirt and a dark green blouse, along with a bandana around her neck. She is barefoot, has dark hair and looks innocently to the side while holding an orange close to her chest. Over the white cloth, there are dozens of bright colored oranges with green stems and leaves mixed in the bunch.
A woman with blond hair bends down and turns her basket to empty the fruit of the ground, along with the rest. She also wears simple peasant clothing – a long brown skirt and a red-brown blouse, along with an apron and a scarf around her neck. To the left of the canvas, there is a stone staircase that leads up to a large house. Another woman can be seen going up while holding a basket of oranges, with a long gray skirt and an off-white shirt. The background shows much vegetation, mostly trees.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Orange Gatherers 1890, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Orange Gatherers 1890 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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