John William Waterhouse

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Lady of Shalott

1888
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Tennyson's literature was popular with the Pre-Raphaelites, and is the subject of 'The Lady of Shalott'. The Lady drifts in her candle-lit boat downstream thinking of Camelot, amongst a beautiful natural scene. The setting is not identified, although the Waterhouses frequently visited Somerset and Devon. The model is traditionally said to be the artist's wife.
  • Artist John William Waterhouse
  • Artwork Lady of Shalott
  • Image size 153 x 200 cm
  • Material Oil on canvas
  • Date of work 1888
  • Credit Original: Oil on canvas 153 x 200 cm ® Tate, London
About the artist
English painter John William Waterhouse entered the Royal Academy Schools in London in 1870. He regularly travelled abroad, particularly to Italy. Waterhouse created a distinctive type of female beauty which dominates his work. Waterhouse is the best known of the artists who from the 1880s revived the literary themes popularised by the Pre-Raphaelites, though he was not Pre-Raphaelite in technique. Other influences include the Newlyn School, literature and Greek mythology.
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We aim to deliver custom prints within 2-4 weeks.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

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UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £12.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

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