Pictures by J.W. Waterhouse
A Greek Play
Exhibited at the Dudley Gallery's "Black and White Exhibition" in 1880. A reviewer in the Times (July 5th, 1880) commented "The large design called "A Greek Play," by Mr. J. W. Waterhouse, is an example of brush-work, though not in black and white, but in brown and white, with a slight addition of red in the flesh parts which renders the whole still further from the method of the calcographist, and yet the picture cannot be called a monochrome. It is the audience only, and not the stage with the actors that is represented; the principal figure being a woman of the severe Greek, or rather Roman, type seated on the lowest row of the stone benches of the amphitheatre, others being seen above in various attitudes."
Reproduced in London Illustrated News in 1881 (Vol LXXVIII) on a double page. Size of main print: approx 21"x17"; size of page: approx 28"x22". (This is the source of the scan above).
The location of the original painting is not known at this time.