A reproduction of the Pre-Raphaelite painting “The Lady Of Shallot” by Sir John William Waterhouse (1849-1917).
John William Waterhouse was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter who is most famous for his paintings of female characters from Greek and Arthurian mythology. Illustrating Lincolnshire born poet laureate, Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s 1883 poem “Lady of Shallot”, Waterhouse’s painting eloquently captures the Lady’s wistful, doomed quality as she embarks on her final voyage to Camelot. She leaves her tower, finds a boat upon which she writes her name and floats down the river to Camelot. She dies before arriving at the palace and among the knights and ladies who see her is Lancelot, who thinks she is beautiful
“Who is this? And what is here?” And in the lighted palace near Died the sound of royal cheer; And they crossed themselvesfor fear, All the Knights at Camelot; But Lancelot mused a little space He said, “She has a lovely face; God in his mercy lend her grace, The Lady of Shalott.
Traditional Tapestries were established in 1991 by husband and wife team, Colin and Catherine. Their workshops and office complex utilise a large converted barn nestling in the Cornish countryside. They are family business employing a local skilled workforce.
All of the tapestry panels and fabrics are imported direct from Master Flemish Weavers, who use modern electronic Jacquard looms utilizing the latest computer technology to create the finest high quality designs. Many designs are reproduced from ancient medieval tapestries, although several new creations are inspired from contemporary art forms. The unfinished tapestry panels are then sent to the UK where they are made into elegant wall tapestries, cushions and bags.
Measures approx 160cm x 110cm and has a tab on the back to hang using a pole or a rod (sold separately).
Please be aware, delivery of this item can take up to two weeks.