WILLIAM WATERHOUSE, R.A.
1849 - 1917
was born in Rome and studied at the Royal Academy Schools.
He began as a painter of classical subjects but turned to
literary themes in the 1880's. He was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites
in both subject and approach although with a broader technique.
Elected RA, 1895, he later taught at the Royal Academy Schools
as a respected teacher.