Wow! Tonight Bella is happy to present us another Pre-Raphaelite masterwork. This time is "The Lady of Chewlots" by John William Doghouse. This beautiful princess loved to chew kibbles and weave endless tapestries, but falling in love with Sir Doguelot of the Lake was her perdition. Based on John William Waterhouse, "The Lady of Shalott", above, now in the Tate Gallery, London.
Bella Lenahan has the pleasure of introducing us to another masterpiece of John William Doghouse: "I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, Said the Lady of Chewlots". Again, the recurrent theme of the Lady of Chewlots, who could only look at the world through a mirror, weave those endless tapestries and chew her kibbles. A hard life indeed.
Based on John William Waterhouse's "I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, Said the Lady of Shalott" inspired, by its turn, by the poem "Lady of Shalott" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
Here is the last painting of John William Doghouse's series "The lady of Chewlots": "The Lady of Chewlots Looking at Doguelot". The beautiful Lady could not resist and turned her back to the mirror to see Sir Doguelot of the Lake passing by in his shiny armour through her window. She though: "Wow, that's a handsome pup indeed"... She got tangled in her tapestry threads though and ended up by by falling very clumsily on the floor. Not to mention that she stopped looming and took a boat to sail to Canilot to meet the knight. The rest is history, poor Lady of Chewlots...
Based on John William Waterhouse "The Lady of Shalott Looking at Lancelot".

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