Foster, Muriel

BORN 1878 - DIED 1969, St. Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings: Oaklands Nursing Home

Was a model to the painter John Waterhouse. She sat for "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" (1893) when she was fifteen years old. She also appears on "Hylas and the Nymphs", "A Mermaid" (1901), "Psyche Opening the Golden Box" (1903) and on other paintings.

She seemed to be forgotten until recent years and nothing is known about her relationship with John Waterhouse. Her mother's maiden name was Waterhouse and she was a cousin to Alfred Waterhouse. As far as known she was not related to John Waterhouse. She trained for nursing and worked as a nurse after modeling. Forster never married.

Related persons
• is family of Waterhouse, Alfred
• worked as a model for Waterhouse, John William

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Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 1 Jan 2005