The Enchanted Garden was painted by John William Waterhouse in 1916. This was one of Waterhouse’s final paintings. He left it unfinished at his death. ‘He created this haven of warmth in the winter of his life, but almost unwittingly imbued it with a deeper meaning. Past the Dantesque guardian at the entrance, the snow is falling on the steps: it gathers on the entablature above the rounded Renaissance arches which evoke the Italy of his birth, and a few flakes are seen against the shadows of the arcade. buy famous reproduction paintings online
But in the garden the roses bloom; one of the girls bends to inhale their scent, and the poppies presage a quiet oblivion. Roses and snow together sum up the duality of desire and restraint in all his work, and because poetry was ever-present in his life, he must also have had Tennyson’s Arthur in mind, and ‘the island-valley of Avilion, where falls not hail, or rain, or any snow. Nor ever wind blows loudly’. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 112 cm, Width: 161 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.