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Panel - Launcelot

Launcelot

  • Object:

    Panel

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1862 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (Sir), born 1833 - died 1898 (designer)
    Burne-Jones, Georgiana (Lady), born 1840 - died 1920 (embroiderer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered in wools on a linen ground and painted

  • Museum number:

    T.120-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Embroidered panel depicting Launcelot. Embroidered figure worked in wools on a linen ground. The figure has been painted directly onto the ground as a guide. There are holes in the background linen where it was attached to a frame. The embroidery has been started on the face and hair of the figure in cream, pink and brown wools. The figure is shown in full armour with his hands resting on the hilt of his sword which rests in its sheath.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1862 (made)

Artist/maker

Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (Sir), born 1833 - died 1898 (designer)
Burne-Jones, Georgiana (Lady), born 1840 - died 1920 (embroiderer)

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered in wools on a linen ground and painted

Marks and inscriptions

'A figure of Launcelot, drawn in 1863 by Edward Burne-Jones upon the holland, and embroidered by G. B.J. It was intended for one of a set from the Morte d'Arthur, with which we hoped to decorate a room of our own. / Note made by G. Burne-Jones. Feb. 27 '09'
On a parchment label sewn to the bottom of the panel

Dimensions

Length: 42 in, Width: 14.75 in, Length: 106.6 cm, Width: 37.5 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1985/326. The idea of an embroidered frieze based on the Arthurian legend appears in a drawing at the Whitworth Art Gallery (D.73.1927 verso). The scheme was intended for Burne-Jones's home in 62 Great Russell Street. See T.118, 119, 121 for other figures in the series.

Descriptive line

Embroidered panel depicting Launcelot, designed by Edward Burne-Jones, embroidered by Georgiana Burne-Jones, England, 1862.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Parry, Linda. William Morris Textiles, 1983.
Dufty, A.R. Morris Embroideries: The Prototypes, 1985.

Materials

Wool yarn; Linen (material)

Techniques

Embroidered; Painted

Subjects depicted

Man

Categories

Embroidery; Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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