Monday, 24 November 2008

Statue of Tennyson, Lincoln Cathedral

And yet another painting for my exhibition.

Statue of Tennyson, Lincoln Cathedral

Watercolour on watercolour paper, 11 3/4" x 8 1/4"

This painting shows the statue of that great Victorian poet, Alfred (Lord) Tennyson with his dog in the grounds of Lincoln Cathedral. Born in 1809 in Somersby, Lincolnshire, Tennyson demonstrated his love for composing poetry from an early age. He composed a 6,000 line epic poem when he was only 12! Tennyson was responsible for some of the greatest and most influential poetry in the English language. His poems of Medieval and Arthurian legends inspired the painters of the Pre-Raphelite Brotherhood to some of their most famous works.


Sylvia Jenstad said...

Wanted to stop by and see what you were up to ... Wow! really cool ... love your colours... everything ... I also love 'Side Door , Lincohn Cathedral'... very cool... ps thanks for mentioning me on your "And Were There Starngers on the Beach?( A moonlight Fantasy)"... that was very kind of you

Unknown said...

Thanks Sylvia. It was a pleasure to mention your work. I really enjoy looking at your blog.

Lisa Adams Reed said...

Ohhh John! I want to be you when I grow up! I am so in love with every single thing you do! Your blog makes my day!

Gave you an award on my blog. I want to be sure everyone sees your work--it is amazing!


Unknown said...

Thanks Lisa. I'm really pleased you enjoy my work. Thanks for my first blog award.

Art with Liz said...

Again, this is so good. Your exhibition is going to be something else!

Unknown said...

Thanks, Liz. One week to go and still plenty to do!!