The Palace of Art

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.

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