Consulting the Oracle
1173 x 693 • 147 KB
Owner/Location: Tate Britain - London (United Kingdom)
Dates: 1884
Artist age:Approximately 35 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 119 cm (46.85 in.), Width: 198 cm (77.95 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member chris_mccormick on 29 March 2003.
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I found this description of the painting, from Anthony Hobson's, J W Waterhouse, 1989, p.34.:

In this painting Waterhouse depicts a "semicircle of woman seeking the prophecies of the Teraph (a human skull), and the figure of the priestess as she 'interprets its decree with terror'..... The Illustrated London News described it as one of the principal works of the year and engraved it across two pages of an extra supplement: it was bought by Sir Henry Tate and is one of the four Waterhouse pictures in the Tate Gallery."


(Entered by chris_mccormick at Saturday March 29th, 2003 11:06 AM.)

Testing the note script.
(Entered by chris_mccormick at Thursday April 3rd, 2003 05:06 PM.)

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