×

The Reproduction Process

Colors used:
Thisbe  1909

The British painter John William Waterhouse depicted his interpretation of the ancient Greek myth in the painting entitled Thisbe, also known as The Listener, in 1909. Ovid, a Roman poet from the period of the Augustus reign, wrote a book of poems containing more than two-hundred and fifty myths, called Metamorphoses – featuring the story of Thisbe and Pyramus. Painted during the later period of Waterhouse’s career, the artist beautifully represents the forbidden love of the young couple.

Initially, the painter’s career was built in the academy, as Waterhouse studied at the Royal Academy of London. He soon migrated to the Pre-Raphaelite movement, which focused on mythological subjects, as well as Shakespearean narratives. The brotherhood began the year Waterhouse was born, and even though he represented the second generation of the movement – bringing it to the XX century – the British painter was able to maintain the fundamental ideas of the group.

The story portrayed in Thisbe takes place in the city of Babylon, in which the main characters are in love, but from rival families – having only a hole in the wall to communicate. Pyramus and Thisbe eventually grew tired of living with their parent's wishes and decided to run away together. They agreed on a time to meet outside of the city, so to not draw any attention to them. It was after seeing a blood-soaked lioness with Thisbe’s cloak that Pyramus concluded his love was dead. Because of this tragic realization, he took his own life with his sword, but Thisbe was alive. She held him during his final breath and killed herself so they could be together forever in the afterlife. Ovid’s tragic love story is often compared to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

In the painting Thisbe, Waterhouse depicted the female character wearing a bright red dress with golden ornaments and a beautifully decorated scarf around her waist. She has thick, long, dark hair and is featured barefoot. The model is perched on the wall with one hand while leaning her face on a large crack that extends to the ceiling. The environment is filled with embellishments, like ornamented tiles on the floor, and painted patterns on the wall. The background is darker and shows some flowers leading to a staircase in the distance.

© 1st-Art-Gallery.com 2017 - Present - All Rights Reserved, original content, do not copy without permission.
Certificate of Authenticity

Real Oil Paints, Real Brushes, Real Artists, Real Art. The Certificate of Authenticity which arrives with every painting provides an assurance and verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased. Each oil painting is created by hand using only the finest canvas and oil paints available.

Important Notes About Your Painting:

If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Thisbe 1909, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Thisbe 1909 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.

  • Delivered unframed in protective tube within 21-28 business days.
  • Every painting is painted by an experienced artist.
  • No printing or digital imaging techniques are used.
  • 100% hand painted oil painting on artist grade canvas.
  • Painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
  • 365 days Money Back Guarantee.
  • Enjoy Free Express Shipping.
  • Hand crafted means unique to every owner. Each canvas reproduction may vary slightly in brush details due to the nature of being hand painted, so no two paintings are the same.
  • For those customers who appreciate quality and want to own an artist's work as it was meant to be enjoyed we are here for you.
UPS

Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.

We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.

Satisfaction Guarantee

If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.

When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.

Full Warranty

1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.

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.

Thisbe 1909 John William Waterhouse

Item Number: 14010177 show sizes in cm
Painting Price: $437.99
you SAVE 55% Compared to Local Galleries $788.38
  • Handmade Oil Painting Reproduction
  • Beautifully crafted with great care
  • Delivered within 21-28 days
  • 1000's of satisfied customers
  • Certificate of authenticity included
  • Lifetime warranty
Seals of Quality
Loading...
Loading...