Waterhouse Echo and Narcissus In Greek mythology Echo was a wood nymph who loved a youth by the name of Narcissus. He was a beautiful creature loved by many but Narcissus loved no one. He enjoyed attention, praise and envy. In Narcissus’ eyes nobody matched him and as such he considered none were worthy of him
KIRKE (or Circe) was a goddess pharmakeia (witch or sorceress) who lived with her nymph attendants on the mythical island of Aiaia.
The Danaides (1903), a Pre-Raphaelite interpretation by John William Waterhouse
The Lady of Shalott by Waterhouse creates an autumnal feeling of this painting is captured by the low cast light Waterhouse creates. As this image is outside, the artist uses natural light to maintain realism in what could have otherwise become an otherworldly scene.