Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 47 1/2 x 31 in
Location: Private collection
The Crystal Ball by John William Waterhouse is one of the first paintings attributed to the English artist. It depicts a young woman who appears to be enchanted with magic. The young lady holds a crystal ball, wand, and a book of signs. There is also a skull that disappears in the middle of the painting. The painting's previous owner probably changed the composition to conceal the skull, but the restoration process has returned it to its original state. The painting now resides in a private collection.
The Crystal Ball 1902 by John William Waterhause was finished in 1902. It sat alongside a painting called The Missal. The Crystal Ball is consistent with Waterhouse's style, which remained consistent throughout his career. It is in the hands of an individual who appreciates this piece and would enjoy owning it. Although it is in a private collection, Waterhouse's artwork has been adapted to reflect the current style of the modern era.