The Chapel before the Lists by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A scene from 'Mort d' Arthur'.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour
Dimensions:
40 x 41 cm
Acquired in:
1916
Vendor:
Rae family

In a lighted chapel, a lady is helping to arm a kneeling knight in red, who seizes the moment to embrace her. Her long, white head-dress, as she stoops to kiss him, falls like a mantle down her blue dress. She is holding his long two-handled sword. On the knight's pointed shield is painted the figure of a maiden in distress - Andromeda, or the princess of the dragon story. To the right of the shield is the knight's crested helmet. Beyond the Chapel is a tented field, with knights going forth to joust.

Provenance

Collection of Rae

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