Painting of the Week: John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shallot

Elaine, the white lady of Shallot’s island, portrayed by John William Waterhouse is locked in a tower where she is only able to see the world through a mirror and recreate life through the weaving of a tapestry. The Lady of Shalott is a lyrical ballad written by the English poet Alfred Tennyson. This poem … Continue reading Painting of the Week: John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shallot