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Panel - Lancelot sees the Holy Grail
  • Lancelot sees the Holy Grail
    Burne-Jones, Edward Coley
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Lancelot sees the Holy Grail

  • Object:

    Panel

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1880-1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (Sir), born 1833 - died 1898 (designer)
    Morris & Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stained glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, Bart.

  • Museum number:

    C.625-1920

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Panel. Lancelot in armour and holding a spear, conversing with Guinevere. The angel with the grail turns away. Below an inscription: "HOW LANCELOT SOUGHT THE SANGREAL AND MIGHT NOT SEE IT BECAUSE HIS EYES WERE BLINDED BY SUCH LOVE AS DWELLETH IN KINGS' HOUSES". Chiefly blue, red, green and yellow. Outlines in grisaille.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1880-1890 (made)

Artist/maker

Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (Sir), born 1833 - died 1898 (designer)
Morris & Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stained glass

Marks and inscriptions

HOW LANCELOT SOUGHT THE SANGREAL AND MIGHT NOT SEE IT BECAUSE HIS EYES WERE BLINDED BY SUCH LOVE AS DWELLETH IN KINGS' HOUSES"
Decoration; at the bottom of the design; stained glass

Dimensions

Height: 75.1 cm in display frame, Width: 38.6 cm in display frame, Depth: 2.5 cm in display frame, Height: 70.2 cm sight, including leads, Width: 35.4 cm sight, including leads

Descriptive line

Stained glass panel, ' Lancelot sees The Holy Grail' by E.Burne-Jones & William Morris (Morris & Co.) stained glass, Britain, 1880-1890.

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

Absalon, Patrick, et al Le Roi Arthur. Une légende en devenir . Paris: Les Champs Libres, 2008. 51 p., ill. ISBN 9782757202159.
Conrad, Christopher, 'The Quest of the Sangreal and Religious Themes' in Edward Burne-Jones: The Earthly ParadiseStaatsgalerie Stuttgart & Kunstmuseum, Bern. 157-177. ill.
Object Information File

Materials

Stained glass

Subjects depicted

Love; Holy Grail; Christianity; Betrayal; Angel; History; Mythology

Categories

British Galleries; Stained Glass

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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