An Arthurian Legend
Elaine of Shalott belongs to the Arthurian legend. Lord Tennyson, along with the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, was enthralled with the Arthurian tales. The Lady of Shalott is confined in a dull grey world doomed to perform the monotonous female task of endlessly weaving a bright web of colours in drab confinement within four grey walls. Her only way of seeing the world beyond is through a mirror. But, after espying Sir Lancelot riding by in her looking glass, she floats down the river towards Camelot and, “Singing in her song she died, The Lady of Shalott.”
They never meet before she dies and he remains entirely unaware of her.
Location: Vulci, Lazio