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That's Lady Shallot to you and me! (not the gaga type).

Taken by one of Victorian pioneers of photography, Henry Peach Robinson of Tunbridge Wells, the image is made from two separate negatives illustrating a scene from a poem by Tennyson.

The Lady of Shallot is set to go on an international exhibition which explores the relationship between the mid-Victorian pre-Raphaelite painters and contemporary photographic artists. It starts in Washington at the end of this month, before moving to Paris.

It is one of Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery's most important works. Robinson worked at a studio in the Great Hall in Tunbrudge Wells for more than thirty years from the 1860s, and often combined several negatives to form one image. So much for Photoshop ...

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