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This work on plaster was probably produced as an experiment for a fresco commission Watts received in 1852 for the Poets’ Hall in the House of Lords. The subject of the picture is taken from Spenser's 'The Faerie Queen', (1590). The poem tells the story of Britomart, symbol of maidenly purity, who falls in love with a knight she sees in an enchanted mirror. She and her nurse go out into the world to find the embodiment of the reflection.
85 x 109 cm
gift from Alfred Aaron De Pass, 1923
Falmouth Art Gallery
Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2RT EnglandView venue
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