Lancelot sees the Holy Grail

Panel
1880-1890 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Stained glass
Brief Description
Stained glass panel, ' Lancelot sees The Holy Grail' by E.Burne-Jones & William Morris (Morris & Co.) stained glass, Britain, 1880-1890.
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.
Dimensions
  • In display frame height: 75.1cm
  • In display frame width: 38.6cm
  • In display frame depth: 2.5cm
  • Sight, including leads height: 70.2cm
  • Sight, including leads width: 35.4cm
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)
Credit line
Given by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, Bart.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • 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
Collection
Accession Number
C.625-1920

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record createdJuly 27, 1998
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