Tristan and Isolde by Waterhouse, Vintage Fine Art
Tristan and Isolde (1905) by JW Waterhouse is a vintage Victorian Pre-Raphaelite fine art painting featuring a young couple in love. The story of Tristan and Isolde is a quintessential romance of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Several versions of the story exist, the earliest dating to the middle of the 12th century. Tristan and Isolde depicts the young couple when Tristan is sent to Ireland to bring Isolde the Fair back to Cornwall to be the bride of his uncle, King Mark. Isolde is about to drink a potion that will bind them in eternal love. About the artist: John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter most famous for his paintings of female characters from ancient mythology and literature.