Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Artwork of the Week #1

William Holman Hunt, English, 1827-1905. The Lady of Shalott, c. 1890-1905. Oil on canvas. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1961.470.

I recently saw this work in person at the Tate's exhibition 'Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde' and it completely took my breath away. This is a perfect example of where a digital version of a painting just doesn't compare to the real thing, but even here I think it is completely beautiful.

To find out more about the painting visit The Wadsworth Atheneneum's website here.

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