Victoria and Albert Museum

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Water, water, everywhere...

Water, water, everywhere...

An illustration based on Coleridge's poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". I chose the scene in which The Mariner has shot the albatross that had brought good fortune on their journey and through his fellow sailors condemnation and his own guilt he wears the body of the albatross around his neck in penance.