Friday’s answers

Andrei and Teletext posed the questions for which they get my thanks.

Should they have stumped us all they can claim a virtual batch of citrus slice by leaving the answers below.

3 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. Andrei says:

    The painting is (1) “The Lady of Shallot” by (2) J W Waterhouse.

    It is almost the epitome of the Pre-Raphaelite style though it was painted later than most of the Pre-Raphaelite works.

    (3) It was based on Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem of the same name.

    The Lady of Shallot was a favoured subject of the Pre-Raphaelites, who featured subjects from classical literature, Shakespeare and Arthurian legend.

    Dante Gabriel Rossetti one of the originators of the movement painted her and J W Waterhouse actually painted three works featuring her

    (4) Arthurian Legend – variants of the story are found in 13th manuscripts in Norman French and Italian – and of course it appears in Mallory in 15th century English.

    This is a very fine painting and if you go to the London Tate you maybe surprised how big it is

  2. Teletext says:

    As I expected, Andrei aced my questions so no prize this week.

    1. Who was Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu better known as for most of her life?
    Mother Teresa

    2. Who is she better known as now?
    Saint Teresa of Calcutta

    3. Where was she born?
    Skopje which is now the Capital of Macedonia but when she was born it was part of Kosovo Vilayet which was part of the Ottoman Empire

    4. After she left her homeland, where did she go?
    Ireland

    5. After she left this country where did she go?
    India

  3. Paul Scott says:

    I keep reading snippets that Mother Teresa is just a dam nuisance. Don’t know why. I want Nigel Farage and Mathew Ridley made Saints, but his Emissary says no.

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