Huzzah! Once again it is #WombatFriday.
Kirsty Stonell Walker has just written a fabulous post: The Illustrated Tennyson: A Brief History. So, in honor of Kirsty, today’s Wombat Friday has a Tennyson theme.
Pictured above, our hero the wombat can be seen with my own illustrated copy of Tennyson and one of my favorite images: Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s illustration for The Palace of Art.
Rossetti illustrates this passage:
. . . mythic Uther’s deeply-wounded son
In some fair space of sloping greens
Lay, dozing in the vale of Avalon,
And watch’d by weeping queen –(Tennyson, The Palace of Art)
I now that Wombat Friday seems a silly and frivolous thing to do. But it was born out of friendship, shared interests, and kindred spirits. Kirsty Stonell Walker is a huge part of that and she continues to give us intelligent, thought-provoking, and witty posts about the art we love. So join me today in supporting her. If you have not visited The Kissed Mouth before, head on over there and post a comment.