Paintings Reproductions Waterhouse, John William Echo and Narcissus, 1903
Waterhouse Paintings 1849 - 1917  Painter,England, Victorian Romanticism

Echo and Narcissus, 1903

Oil on canvas, 42 7/8 x 74 3/8 inches (109 x 189 cm)

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Mythological Art

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OIL PAINTING:  Echo and Narcissus, 1903

      In Greek mythology, the unhappy nymph Echo was condemned to repeat the last words spoken to her. She fell in love with the beautiful youth Narcissus. He rejected her and was punished by falling in love with his own reflection. He was trapped by the sight of his own beauty and died. Yellow narcissus flowers grew where he died and Waterhouse has included these in the painting - Echo and Narcissus.