OIL PAINTING: The Lady of Shalott , 1894
This painting of Waterhouse is based on The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
She left the web, she left the loom,
She made three paces through the room,
She saw the water-lily bloom,
She saw the helmet and the plume,
She look'd down to Camelot.
Out flew the web and floated wide;
The mirror crack'd from side to side;
"The curse is come upon me," cried
The Lady of Shalott.