Monday, January 29, 2007

John William Waterhouse - (1849-1917)

Miranda - The Tempest (1916)
oil on Canvas - Actual Size: 136cm x 96cm

The Lady of Shalott - Looking at Lancelot (1894)
oil on canvass - actual size: 86cm x 142cm

She left the web, she left the loom,

She made three paces thro' the room,
She saw the water-lily bloom,

She saw the helmet and the plume,
She look'd down to Camelot.

Out flew the web and floated wide;

The mirror crack'd from side to side;
"The curse is come upon me," cried

The Lady of Shalott.

excerpt from: The Lady of Shalott (1842) - Alfred Lord Tennyson

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