Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May (Waterhouse painting 1909)

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Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May
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Artist John William Waterhouse
Year 1909
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 100 cm × 83 cm (39.5 in × 32.5 in)
Location Fairlight Art, UK

Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May is an oil painting on canvas created in 1909 by British Pre-Raphaelite artist, John William Waterhouse. It was the second of two paintings inspired by the 17th century poem "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" by Robert Herrick which begins:

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.

The artwork was valued at $1.75-2.5 million by Sotheby's prior to auction in April 2007, although the painting went unsold.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Sotheby's 2007 auction". 17 April 2007. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "John William Waterhouse, R.A., R.I. - Lot - Sotheby's". 

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