La Fileuse 1874

La_Fileuse_-_John_William_WaterhouseTitle:    La Fileuse
Painted by:    John William Waterhouse
Orientation:    Portrait

The painting of the Pompeian city of La Fileuse was created by the British artist John William Waterhouse, who was a member of the Society of British Artists and a member of the School of Paris. Influenced by the red pilasters and Pompeian setting, Waterhouse used this subject to his advantage and used the title “La Fileuse” to attract Parisian pompeiste painting enthusiasts. The painting was a success, and Waterhouse was soon rewarded with several awards.