John William Waterhouse
Waterhouse (1849-1917) was a British painter of classical, historical, and literary subjects. Waterhouse had an interest in themes associated with the Pre-Raphaelites, particularly tragic or powerful women. Despite increasing frailty during his final decade of life, he continued to paint until his death. In his latter years he painted a series of paintings based upon the Persephone legend. His final pictures were based upon literature and mythology.
I have seen some of these paintings before but never stopped to look closer. He has done some lovely work. A new to me artist in my favored class. Hats off to you Mr. Waterhouse wherever you are.