The word ‘after’ is used to indicate that a work of Art has been modelled on the work of another Artist. This may be a faithful copy of a specific original, a new interpretation of an Art Work or simply in the style of a specific Artist. Using this attribution helps to avoid being accused of plagiarism, forgery or lack of imagination!

The image shows Vincent Van Gogh's version of Gustave Doré's 'Prisoner Round'.