The Lady Of Shalott
2009 was the 200th anniversary of Alfred, Lord Tennyson in Lincoln, and an exhibition at The Collection included the Pre-Raphaelite painting of The Lady Of Shalott by John William Waterhouse. www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.heureka.clara.n... Annoyed that no one had mentioned this beforehand, this became a new interpretation of Pre-Raphaelite work. For Lincoln Summer Gala in July 2009, a fabric doll of The Lady Of Shalott followed on from previous work. She is cursed to only view the world through a mirror. As such, she has a mirror eye. In addition to this, a series of mirrors with quotes from the poem printed backwards were installed around The Brayford Pool. The quotes reflect the opening tenets of the poem: "On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye,
That clothe the wold and meet the sky" that specifically refer to the Lincolnshire landscape, especially the Lincolnshire Wolds.
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