Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses

Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses

John William Waterhouse, 1849-1917


Oil on canvas

149 x 92 cm.

Gallery Oldham

Note the mirror, a common Pre-Raphaelite motif (also used by Waterhouse in the Leeds Lady of Shalott) that derives from the van Eyck Arnolfini Marriage Portrait in the National Gallery [George P. Landow].

Photograph by Roy Fox

Thanks to Emily Doran of the RA, who provided this image as part of the pubicity for their 2009 Waterhouse exhibition.