The Great British Art Tour: a lady of legend steps out of the shadows

With public art collections closed we are bringing the art to you, exploring highlights from across the country in partnership with Art UK. Today’s pick: Falmouth’s Lady of Shalott by Waterhouse

This painting was bought from the artist by Alfred A De Pass, a South African businessman and art collector who settled in Falmouth and strongly regarded it as his home; Falmouth Art Gallery Collection was founded largely by the generous gift of his, in 1923. He had three paintings by Waterhouse in his collection; two are in Falmouth.

Waterhouse depicts Tennyson’s famous poem The Lady of Shalott, which tells the story from Arthurian legend of The Lily Maid of Astolat.

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