John William Waterhouse Circi Invidiosa canvas poster. Oil painting on canvas from 1892. English painter John Waterhouse’s Circe Invidiosa depicts a classic scene from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The goddess Circe stands wearing a beautiful peacock dress pouring a bowl of green potion into the pool into which her romantic rival Scylla is going to bathe. The waters below bubble and turn an enchanting aquamarine. A great gift for fans of J.W. Waterhouse, Greek mythology, the Pre-Raphaelites, Ovid, and English Romantic painting.