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West London Gazette Obituary

The following obituary is taken from The West London Gazette, 24th February 1917.


Mr. John William (Nino) Waterhouse, R.A., died on Saturday, 10th inst., at 10, Hall Road, St. John's Wood, after a long illness. The first of his paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy was "Sleep and his half-brother Death", in 1874, and since then there have been few Academies without one or two of his works. He was elected an Associate in 1885. "The Magic Circle", painted in 1886, was purchased for £650 for the Chantrey Bequest Collection. Mr. Waterhouse was an eclectic painter. He painted pre-Raphaelite pictures in a more modern manner. He was, in fact, a kind of academic Burne-Jones, like him in his types and his moods, but with less insistence on design and more on atmosphere. The funeral took place on Thursday. A service was held at St. Mark's Hamilton Terrace, and the interment was at Kensal Green Cemetery.

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John William Waterhouse died on 10th February 1917 and was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery in northwest London. Although by 1917 Waterhouse's work had fallen out of fashion, and the country was in the midst of the Great War, several newspapers covered his death and printed obituaries.

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