The Bouquet (a study) 1908

Date: circa 1908
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 57 x 39.5 cm
Location: Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

The Bouquet is one of Waterhouse's most famous paintings, and it is often the most sought-after one. He is known for his association of women and flowers. The artist thought of women as carriers of seeds, and his images of women with flowers reflect this vision. A biography by Peter Trippi highlights his passion for painting and the connection between women and flowers. The title of his work “The Blossom and the Bouquet” was inspired by his experience of the flowering season.