The Favourites of the Emperor Honorius

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The Favourites of the Emperor Honorius
John William Waterhouse - The Favorites of the Emperor Honorius - 1883.jpg
Artist John William Waterhouse
Year 1883
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 117 cm × 202 cm (46 in × 80 in)
Location Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Study for The Favourites of the Emperor Honorius

The Favourites of the Emperor Honorius is a painting by John William Waterhouse completed in 1883.[1] The painting depicts Honorius feeding birds which are on the rug in front of him; the dark colors of the rug and his clothes define a space. Separated from him and the birds are the councillors seeking his attention, and who along with the attendant are dressed in paler shades.[2]

The Favourites of the Emperor Honorius is part of the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia, which also owns Waterhouse's Circe Invidiosa.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "johnwilliamwaterhouse.com: The Favourites of the Emperor Honorius". Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Hobson, Anthony. 1989. J. W. Waterhouse. Oxford: Phaidon Christie's. pages 25, 28-29. ISBN 0-7148-8066-3
  3. ^ Art Gallery of South Australia: Collection