John William Waterhouse Lamia and the Soldier t-shirt. Oil painting on canvas from 1906. John Waterhouse frequently depicted mythological figures, and Lamia and the Soldier is a lovely example of his love of female mythological figures. Lamia sits at the feet of a soldier clad in metal armor in a pink dress with a snakeskin wrapped about her arm and waste. A beautiful medieval take on a classical theme. A great gift for fans of J.W. Waterhouse, Greek mythology, the Pre-Raphaelites, English Romantic painting.