Circe; John Williams Waterhouse Print

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a print inspired by John William Waterhouse’s Circe offering the cup to Ulysses (1891).

This print forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

The print is based on a pre-Raphaelite oil painting of the ancient Greek demi-goddess Circe, sitting on a throne of lions, holding out a cup of poisoned wine. Behind her powerful form, a mirror shows the reflection of Odysseus (Ulysses) bowing before her.

Circe was the daughter of the sun god Helios, and lived alone on the island Aeaea where she became skilled in magic using plants and herbs. Homer’s Odyssey tells of Odysseus and his crew landing on her island, where Circe turns the men into pigs. Odysseus, known to be clever and quick-witted, escapes this punishment, and eventually Circe falls in love with him.

A sensational piece of home art celebrating Circe’s strength and independence.

  • Product Code: CMCD74410
  • Product Weight: 0.1Kg
  • Dimensions: H25 x L20cm, Image size: H16.8 x L10.3cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Fine grain art paper
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a print inspired by John William Waterhouse’s Circe offering the cup to Ulysses (1891).

This print forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

The print is based on a pre-Raphaelite oil painting of the ancient Greek demi-goddess Circe, sitting on a throne of lions, holding out a cup of poisoned wine. Behind her powerful form, a mirror shows the reflection of Odysseus (Ulysses) bowing before her.

Circe was the daughter of the sun god Helios, and lived alone on the island Aeaea where she became skilled in magic using plants and herbs. Homer’s Odyssey tells of Odysseus and his crew landing on her island, where Circe turns the men into pigs. Odysseus, known to be clever and quick-witted, escapes this punishment, and eventually Circe falls in love with him.

A sensational piece of home art celebrating Circe’s strength and independence.

  • Product Code: CMCD74410
  • Product Weight: 0.1Kg
  • Dimensions: H25 x L20cm, Image size: H16.8 x L10.3cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Fine grain art paper
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg
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