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Frank Dicksee (1853-1928)
“The Beautiful Lady Without Pity (La Belle Dame Sans Merci)”

The painting is inspired by “La Belle Dame sans Merci,” a ballad written by the English poet John Keats, originally in 1819.

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La Belle Dame sans Merci [The Beautiful Lady without Mercy] (1926), Frank Cadogan Cowper

And there she lullèd me asleep,
And there I dreamed—Ah! woe betide!—
The latest dream I ever dreamt
On the cold hill side.

I saw pale kings and princes too,
Pale warriors, death-pale were they all;
They cried—‘La Belle Dame sans Merci
Hath thee in thrall!’

John Keats, 1819

hey guys. this painting is Frank Dicksee’s La Belle Dame sans Merci, from 1902. just wanted to mention that the one on right in armor is a butch lesbian. this painting is gay and theres nothing you can do about it.