Circe Invidiosa by Waterhouse
Counted cross stitch chart or kit from the Scarlet Quince Pre-Raphaelite Fine Art Collection.
John William Waterhouse (6 April 1849 — 10 February 1917) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter most famous for his paintings of female characters from mythology and literature. He belonged to the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
In this piece, Glaucus, half man, half fish, loves Scylla, a beautiful nymph who does not return his love. He asks Circe the Enchantress for help but she falls in love with Glaucus herself. He tells Circe that he will never love anyone but Scylla, so Circe prepares a poisonous potion which she pours into the bay where Scylla is bathing, changing her into a monster writhing in the water. (Pre-Raphaelite, 1892).
In Latin, invidia is the sense of envy or jealousy, a "looking upon" associated with the evil eye, from invidere, "to look against, to look at in a hostile manner."
Approx: 14" x 29" or 35 x 74cm - when worked on 18ct or 36ct.
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