Waterhouse, John William RA (1849-1917): The Lady of Shalott - from the poem by Tennyson, oil on canvas, 121 x 69 cms. Presented to the Corporation of Falmouth in 1923 by Alfred A. de Pass, in memory of his sons. Picture adopted by Lynne and Louisa Brunton.
About the frame
A rare late nineteenth-century French artistís frame; reverse profile with gently canted frieze surmounted by torus moulding with applied plaster garland of imbricated (overlapping) bay leaves-&-berries, centred, and bound at centres and corners; round and hollow stepped mouldings to sight edge; finished in matt and burnished water-gilding; supplied by Paul Mitchell Limited. (r)
This painting depicts a scene from the poem The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson. It is a study for the finished work of the same title at Leeds City Art Gallery. Many experts prefer the vitality and energy of this study.