Quest for the Holy Grail - Study for The Attainment

Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Quest for the Holy Grail - Study for The Attainment
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 10cm

Description

A horizontal composition featuring two knights on the far left, one kneeling, arms stretched out, hands cupped. Three angels stand in the middle of a landscape, two holding candles, the third holding a plate and a lance. Sir Galahad is to the right, kneeling before an open door to a chapel, where the Holy Grail rests on an altar, as three additional angels kneel on the far right, facing left.

Image Details

Dimensions
 
516mm x 1593mm
Medium
 
Watercolour and bodycolour on buff paper.
Acquisition
 
Presented by Mrs Gertrude Burney, 1949.
Accession Number
 
1949P6

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