Miranda-The Tempest  1916

by John William Waterhouse

Oil on Canvas [br] Miranda is a character in William Shakespeare's play The Tempest. The play was first performed around 1611. Miranda is the beautiful daughter of Duke Prospero. She appears at the waters edge as a storm wreaks havoc with a ship. "Like most of Waterhouse's heroines, Miranda is the plaything of events. She is also the personification of innocence: i...
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  1. Waterhouse painted versions of Miranda at the start and end of his career. The other versions are dated 1875 and 1916 (larger version of this painting). This picture was exhibited at the Royal Academy after Waterhouse's death in 1917, and subsequently sold by Christie's.