On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye,
That clothe the wold and meet the sky;
And thro’ the field the road runs by
       To many-tower’d Camelot;
And up and down the people go,
Gazing where the lilies blow
Round an island there below,
       The island of Shalott.

 

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
1842

 

 

Inspirations: Romanticism; Pre-Raphaelites; Tulipomania (2001), Rembrandt van Rijin (1606-1669).