Waterhouse, Circe Invidiosa, tile backsplash

Circe Invidiosa Tile Backplash

John William Waterhouse

Circe Poisoning the Waters

I never turned anyone into a pig.
Some people are pigs; I make them
Look like pigs.

Louise Gluck, Circe's Power

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Circe, the Series

Circe Invidiosa is the second in a series of paintings that center around the mythic sorceress, Circe:

Circe, the Sorceress, JW Waterhouse Circe Poisoning the Waters, JW Waterhouse Circe Summoning Ulysses, JW Waterhouse

In Ovid's Metamorphosis Glaucus, Greek mortal turned Sea-God, fell in love with the naiad, Scylla. Repulsed by his fisy tail, she rejected him and fled. Glaucus asked Circe for a potion to make Scylla fall in love with him, but Circe fell in love with him instead. Glaucus held fast to his love for Sylla, so Circe poisoned the waters where Scylla bathed. Scylla stepped into the water and was transformed into a into a monster with four heads, twelve tentacles and six heads. Scylla threw herself into the sea and was changed into the hazardous rock that bears her name in the Mediterranean Sea.

Circe Invidiosa shower, Gaia granite slab

Right: Gaia granite slab

Pricing and Specifications

Title: Circe Invidiosa

12.75 x 29.75 inch (21 4.25-inch tiles): $1832

18 x 42 inches (21 6-inch tiles): $2225

18 x 42 inches (21 6-inch panels of 3-inch mosaic tiles): $2444

Availability: Can usually be shipped in about four weeks.

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The shipping calculator should work for the US and Canada. If it's off, we can settle up when I ship your order. For other countries, contact me so I can send you an invoice for your sample.

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Circe Invidiosa backsplash detail

Detail from the Circe Invidiosa tile backsplash

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