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The Siren (Waterhouse painting)

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The Siren
The Siren
ArtistJohn William Waterhouse
Yearcirca 1900
Dimensions81 cm × 53 cm (32 in × 21 in)

The Siren is a painting by John William Waterhouse. The painting depicts a siren sitting at the edge of a cliff, lyre in hand, staring down at a shipwrecked sailor floating in water, who in turn is staring up at her.

The picture was painted in 1900 and is now part of a private collection.[1] The estimated sales price for the painting in 2003 was one million pounds.[2]

It was last sold in 2018 by Seymour Stein for about five million USD.[3]

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  1. ^ "John William Waterhouse: The Siren - 1900 « Paintings". jwwaterhouse.com.
  2. ^ "Culture". telegraph.co.uk. Archived from the original on 7 December 2003.
  3. ^ "Sotheby's". www.sothebys.com.