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The Lady of Shalott

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A depiction of the chaos which ensues after the Lady of Shalott has looked directly at Sir Launcelot. The Lady stands in her chamber within a circular loom. The partly finished web is disintegrating, entangling the weaver. The Lady stands on the left, dressed in a feather-textured bodice over a cream chemise and pink ruched skirt. Her long thick auburn hair has been blown high above her head by the turmoil in the room, which has also caused doves to fly from their nests.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester


Date

c.1886–1905

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 44.4 x W 34.1 cm

Accession number

1934.401

Acquisition method

bequeathed by John Edward Yates, 1934

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Signed blc, monogram: Whh


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