J.W. Waterhouse, English Pre-Raphaelite painter, will strike a chord with many Old Knocks. Not only are his paintings beautiful and stirring, but his subject matter will appeal to many classical scholars. He chose as his topics women from ancient Greek and Roman mythology, as well as Arthurian legend.
His Lady of Shallott is perhaps one of his most well-known paintings. JWWATERHOUSE.COM has an excellent on-line archive to enjoy.
Below is Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem.