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Lexden Lewis Pocock (English, 1850-1919)

The fresh streams ran by her
The inspiration for this picture is the 'Willow Song' sung by Desdemona in Act IV, Scene III of Othello. Shakespeare adapted a traditional English song to fit a female character and the melancholy words heighten the ominous atmosphere as Desdemona prepares for bed for what will be the final time. (christie's)

The Closed Way, watercolor


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