Mariana, ca. 1867-69


Mariana by Marie Spartali Stillman, ca. 1867-69

Mariana is a painting based on the play Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare and the poem of the same name by Alfred, Lord Tennyson from 1830. In the play, the young Mariana was to be married, but was rejected by her betrothed when her dowry was lost in a shipwreck.

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