Windflowers 1902

Date: 1903
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 45 x 31 in

The painting Windflowers 1902 by John William Waterhouse was one of his most well-known works, and remains a prized possession in private collections. It was painted in 1902, and the artist is still associated with the painting, although it was not shown publicly until 1903.

Among his other famous paintings, Windflowers is known for depicting the Lady of Shalott, a tragic figure from English Romanticism. She is a cursed young woman, who chooses to die on a boat sailing to Camelot. The painting also features two swallows, which symbolize resurrection, and the Lady of Shalott, an English poet. The painting is a perfect example of romanticism at its best.