The dreary Mariana of Millais ?

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  • Mariana is a famous portrait illustrating the eponymous poem by Alfred Tennyson.
  • Painted by John Everett Millais, a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
  • Presented for the first time in 1851 at the Royal Academy of Arts.
  • On display at the Tate Britain in London.

She only said, ‘My life is dreary,
He cometh not,’ she said;
She said, ‘I am aweary, aweary,’
I would that I were dead!’

(Alfred Tennyson, Mariana)

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