John William Waterhouse’s Ladies of Shalott
Over the course of his career, Victorian painter John William Waterhouse (1849 – 1917) turned numerous times to “The Lady of Shalott”, the female lead of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s iconic poem of the same name. In “John William Waterhouse’s Ladies of Shalott”, we take a look at how Waterhouse’s character of the Lady differs from his contemporaries and what message his images convey.
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Nathalie Krall, “John William Waterhouse’s Ladies of Shalott”, in: Groninger Museum Magazine, December 2008, Groningen, The Netherlands