How Galahad sought the Sangreal

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

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Stained glass
Brief Description
Stained glass panel, 'Galahad sees The Holy Grail' by E.Burne-Jones & William Morris, stained glass, Britain, 1880-1890
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 498mm
  • Width: 505mm
  • Framed width: 514mm
  • Framed height: 515mm
  • Framed depth: 32mm
Style
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)
Credit line
Given by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, Bart.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Absolon, Patrick (ed.), Le Roi Arthur: une legende en devenir, Paris, Somogy, 2008
  • 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
Collection
Accession Number
C.626-1920

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record createdJuly 27, 1998
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