The John William Waterhouse Revival

The Neoclassical (or some would say Pre-Raphaelite) painter John William Waterhouse, 1849-1917, is enjoying a posthumous career illustrating books on Paganism.

His painting “The Sorceress” appears on the cover of Witchcraft Medicine — see entry for October 29 — while “Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses” is on the dust jacket of Ronald Hutton’s latest, Witches, Druids and King Arthur, of which I will have more to say soon.