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How Galahad sought the Sangreal

  • Object:

    Panel

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1880-1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stained glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, Bart.

  • Museum number:

    C.626-1920

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Panel. Galahad with spear and shield standing on a promontory, his hands raised in prayer whilst the angel with the grail appears before him. Below, an inscription:"HOW GALAHAD SOUGHT THE SANGREAL AND FOUND IT BECAUSE HIS HEART WAS SINGLE SO HE FOLLOWED IT TO SARRAS THE CITY OF THE SPIRIT". Mainly 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 (maker)
Morris & Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stained glass

Marks and inscriptions

"HOW GALAHAD SOUGHT THE SANGREAL AND FOUND IT BECAUSE HIS / HEART WAS SINGLE SO HE FOLLOWED IT TO SARRAS THE CITY OF THE SPIRIT"
Decoration; at the bottom of the design; stained glass

Dimensions

Height: 751 mm in display frame, Width: 387 mm in display frame, Depth: 27 mm in display frame, Width: 16 mm Frame face width, Height: 719 mm Sight measurement, Width: 355 mm Sight measurement

Descriptive line

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

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

Absalon, Patrick, et al Le Roi Arthur. Une l├ęgende 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
Bryant, Julius. Art and Design for all: The Victoria and Albert Museum . London: V&A publishing, 2011. ISBN 978 1 85177 666 5

Materials

Stained glass; Lead

Subjects depicted

Trees; Water; Christianity; Mythology; History; Purity; Holy Grail; Angel

Categories

Images Online; Glass; Stained Glass; Religion; Christianity; British Galleries

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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