Peter Trippi is editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine (New York). In 2002 he published ‘J.W. Waterhouse’ (Phaidon) and he then co-curated (with Liz Prettejohn and Robert Upstone) the touring exhibition ‘J.W. Waterhouse: The Modern Pre-Raphaelite’ (2008–10). Recently he co-curated the touring exhibition ‘Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity’ (2016–17) with Liz Prettejohn and Ivo Blom.

Hylas and the Nymphs (detail; 1896), J.W. Waterhouse. Manchester Art Gallery

The very Victorian nymphs of J.W. Waterhouse

How did the first viewers of ‘Hylas and the Nymphs’ interpret the painting?

16 Feb 2018