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An image of Diogenes by John William Waterhouse

John William Waterhouse

(England 06 Apr 1849 – 10 Feb 1917)

Title
Diogenes
Year
1882
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

208.3 x 134.6 cm stretcher; 249.0 x 177.4 x 17.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., brown paint "J W Waterhouse 1882" .
Credit
Purchased 1886
Accession number
720
Location
19th c European art
Provenance (2)

R.J. Jeffray, pre Apr 1886, Australia, Sold April 1886 through Messrs. Gemmell, Tucket and Co., at Devoirgilla, Toorak, Melbourne.

Henry Wallis, Apr 1886, Purchased by the AGNSW from Henry Wallis 1886

Bibliography (15)

A.L. Windsor (Editor), Age, Melbourne, 15 Apr 1886.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Argus, Melbourne, 15 Apr 1886.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, Sydney, 15 Apr 1886.

R.E.D. Sketchley, The Art Journal, Article, pg. 20, London, 1910, 20, 32 (illus.).

Mervyn Horton (Editor), Art and Australia [vol. 10, no. 1], Sydney, Jul 1972.

Renée Free and Peter Laverty, Victorian Olympians, Sydney, 1975, 28-29, 50 (colour illus.). cat.no. 38

Patricia Crawford, History and legend in some selected paintings at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1980, 6 (illus.).

A.F. Hobson, J.W. Waterhouse, London, 1980, 65 (colour illus.). cat.no. 58; plate no. 16

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 205 (illus.).

John Christian, Victorian dreamers: masterpieces of neo-classical and aesthetic movements in Britain, 1989, (colour illus.). plate no. 58

A.F. Hobson, J.W. Waterhouse, Oxford, 1989, (colour illus.). plate no. 17

Peter Tomory and Anne Kirker, British painting 1800-1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 175. cat.no. 2236

Angus Trumble (Curator), Love and death: art in the age of Queen Victoria, Adelaide, 2001, 198, 199 (colour illus.). not exhibited

Peter Trippi, J.W. Waterhouse, 'Italy and classical heritage', pg.9-57, London, 2002, 8 (colour illus.), 47, 48 (colour illus.), 49-51. plate no. 31, illustration on page 8 is a detail

Elizabeth Prettejohn, J.W. Waterhouse: the modern Pre-Raphaelite, 'Waterhouse's imagination', pg. 23-35, 2008, 26, 90, 91 (colour illus.). cat.no.11

Exhibition history (4)

Royal Academy of Arts, 1882, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1882–1882

Victorian Olympians:

Victorian dreamers: masterpieces of neo-classical and aesthetic movements in Britain, Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan, 08 Apr 1989–07 May 1989

J. W. Waterhouse: The Modern Pre-Raphaelite: