John Reinhard Weguelin

The illustrator, painter, and water colorist John Reinhard Weguelin (1849 - 1927) was best known for his exotic and erotic neo-classical figurative compositions. Born 23 June 1849 in South Stoke, Sussex, Weguelin exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Grosvenor Gallery, and the New Gallery. He illustrated numerous books including Thomas Babington Macaulay's Lays of Ancient Rome (1881), G.A. Henty's The Cat of Bubastes (1889), and Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid and Other Stories (1893), among many others. He also contributed illustrations to periodicals such as The Graphic, and Scribner's Magazine. He was a member of the Society of British Artists and the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolors. He died in Hastings on 28 April 1927.

Further Reading


"Weguelin, John Reinhard." Benezit Dictionary of Artists. 31 October 2011.


Baldry, Alfred Lys. The Practice of Water-Colour Painting: Illustrated by the Work of Modern Artists. London: Macmillan and Co., 1911. 124-129.

Illustrations by John Reinhard Weguelin



Amirrorthegraphic381 ‘A mirror! Swift, bring me a mirror!’ I gave her one, and rising on her arm, eagerly she scanned her face. Montezuma's Daughter. The Graphic, vol. 48, no. 1243. 23 September 1893
Greetingguatemocthegraphic222 ‘Greeting, Guatemoc my cousin,’ she said in a sweet voice. Montezuma's Daughter. The Graphic, vol. 48, no. 1238. 19 August 1893
Yourpleasurethegraphic416 ‘Your pleasure, general?’ ‘Greeting to you, comrade,’ answered Cortes. ‘You know this renegade?’ . Montezuma's Daughter. The Graphic, vol. 48, no. 1244. 30 September 1893