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The Lady of Shalott

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The picture illustrates the following lines from part IV of Tennyson's 'The Lady of Shalott': 'And down the river's dim expanse Like some bold seer in a trance, Seeing all his own mischance – With glassy countenance Did she look to Camelot. And at the closing of the day She loosed the chain, and down she lay; The broad stream bore her far away, The Lady of Shalott'.

Tennyson's poem, first published in 1832, tells of a woman who suffers under an undisclosed curse.

Tate Britain

London

  • Date

    1888

  • Medium

    Oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    153 x 200 cm

  • Accession number

    N01543

  • Acquisition method

    Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894

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Millbank, London, Greater London SW1P 4RG England

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