16 November 2006
Ebenezer Wake Cook (1843-1926)
signed and dated 'E. Wake Cook. 87'(lower left) and further signed and inscribed 'Elaine/E. Wake Cook/41 Grove Rd/St John's Wood.' (on the artist's label attached to the backboard)
pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour and with scratching out
5 7/8 x 8¾ in. (14.9 x 22.2 cm.)
with Richard and Georgina Ivor, London.
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Elaine of Astolat is probably best known from Alfred Lord Tennyson's Lady of Shalot. Her unrequited love for Lancelot causes her death, upon which her body is born by barge to Camelot.
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