The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse

The Lady of Shalott

(Die Dame von Shalott)

John William Waterhouse

Realism  ·  Our favourites  ·  Famous masterpieces
woman · bright · beautiful · boat · peaceful · quaint · water · sailing · blankets
The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse
1888   ·  Öl auf Leinwand  ·  13.41 Megapixel  ·  Picture ID: 14733
   Add to favorites


15.03.2019
Cengiz S.
Art print on Canvas matte, 65cm x 50cm, stretched on stretcher.


30.10.2018
GEORG U.
Excellent reproduction, very neatly printed and cut.
(Machine translation)

Original comment: Hervorragende Reproduktion, sehr ordentlich gedruckt und geschnitten.
Art Print on Color cardboard, 45cm x 35cm.


17.05.2017
Werner B.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 91cm x 70cm, stretched on stretcher.
The Lady of Shalott is a ballad by Alfred Tennyson, a poet from the Biedermeier era. He interpreted the Nimue from the Arthurian legend, which has its roots in the Middle Ages.
The story tells the story of a woman who, as guardian of the spring, lives alone in a tower in the water. Everything she learns of the world she sees in a mirror; the motifs are woven into a huge carpet. One day, when she sees a beautiful knight, she looks out of the window against her purpose and triggers a curse. The mirror shatters and her longing lets her leave the tower. She climbs a boat, to which she wrote her name. She loses her vitality and she sings one last song.

JW Waterhouse begins this moment in his interpretation of 1888. Now, the first scrutiny of every observer first goes to the lettering on the boat. But only with difficulty can the words "The Lady of ..." be recognized. This is a skilful move of the artist, because the lady is known by many names. It is referred to, for example, as a lady, mistress, guardian or queen of the lake, the spring, the water or the well. As a first name in addition to Nimue also Vivian, Elaine and Niniane are called.
She sits in her boat, the big carpet with her, because she leaves nothing behind. The steps to the tower are behind her. The rusty chain is already solved, every moment she lets it slide out of hand. It has become autumn around them, nature breathes out her life, as the young lady is destined now. Two of the three candles in front of her are already gone. But the flame of the last candle shows that it has tailwind. A pair of swallows fly low over the water. They also seem to say goodbye to their trip to the south with a last greeting. The wooded hills in the distance are still in full green foliage.

Pillows are ready on the boat. The upper one is provided with golden pompoms. In its center a double-tailed black heraldic lion walks on a white background. That too is behind her. Her artful life's work seems to have dragged her lovelessly. The observer can see the detailed embroidery well, but the rug hangs in the water. One might think that the current is pulling him under the surface; or is it just leaves on the pond?
Before her in the boat is a crucifix, the man wears a red cloth around his loins, a rosary is carefully placed over his waist. The color of the cloth seems to correspond to the red of her lips. © Meisterdrucke
Mockup 1 Mockup 2 Mockup 3 Mockup 5 Mockup 6 Mockup 7


Configure art print

 Save / compare configuration






  Masterful Art Prints
  Austrian Production
  Worldwide shipping
Other art prints by John William Waterhouse
The Soul of the Rose Mariana in the South, c.1897 The Lady of Shalott From a study in sanguine, c1899 A Tale from the Decameron The Crystal Ball Saint Cecilia Ophelia, 1910 A Study for a Naiad John William Waterhouse A Mermaid Nymphs Finding the Head of Orpheus Tristan and Isolde with the Potion Sketch for A Mermaid Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses, 1891
Other motives from the category Our favourites
Scene from A Midsummer Nights Dream. Titania and Bottom Impression: Sunrise, 1872 Waterlilies, 1916-19  (see also detail 382331) Mending the Sail, 1896 Vertumnus, 1591 The Starry Night, June 1889 The Magpie The Fall of the Rebel Angels, 1562 Deer and beast at the potions The Lady of Shalott Dream of spring Autumn tree in stirred Air (Winter Tree) Childrens Games, 1560 The Duel After the Masquerade Orchard with roses
Excerpt from our top sellers
The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog Maps of Holy Island and Farne Island, Northumberland, from The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine by John Speed, 1676 River Scene with Swans Morning amongst the Coniston Fells, Cumberland Nude Woman in Bed, c.1914  Farmhouse in Provence, 1888 Gen. U. S. Grants Funeral March, 1885 Almond Blossom Lilacs, Grey Weather, 1872 The Gods of Olympus, trompe loeil ceiling from the Sala dei Giganti, 1528 Pericón Half-Naked Woman with a Hat, 1911 Lying female nude Pool in a Harem The Embrace, 1917

Meisterdrucke Logo long

   Hausergasse 21
       9500 Villach, Austria
   +43 4242 25574
   office@meisterdrucke.com
Social Media & Languages
                   

Die Dame von Shalott (AT) Die Dame von Shalott (DE) Die Dame von Shalott (CH) The Lady of Shalott (US)
La signora di Shalott (IT) La Dame de Shalott (FR) De dame van Shalott (NL) La Dama de Shalott (ES) Леди Шалотт (RU)
द लेडी ऑफ शालोट (HI) 沙洛特夫人 (ZH) A senhora de shalott (PT)

Erfahrungen & Bewertungen zu Meisterdrucke
Partner Logos
PCI Compilant   FSC Zertifizierte Keilrahmen Datenschutzkodex   Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien   Albertina

(c) 2019 meisterdrucke.uk


Meisterdrucke Logo long
Hausergasse 21 · 9500 Villach, Austria
+43 4242 25574 · office@meisterdrucke.com
Partner Logos

               
Die Dame von Shalott (AT) Die Dame von Shalott (DE) Die Dame von Shalott (CH) The Lady of Shalott (US) La signora di Shalott (IT) La Dame de Shalott (FR) De dame van Shalott (NL) La Dama de Shalott (ES) Леди Шалотт (RU) द लेडी ऑफ शालोट (HI) 沙洛特夫人 (ZH) A senhora de shalott (PT)

(c) 2019 meisterdrucke.uk