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La Belle Dame Sans Merci

Plaque
1901 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Plaque, painted in translucent and opaque colours and heightened in gilding. A knight in armour, mounted on a horse and bearing a purple banner semé of gilt fleurs-de-lys, is approaching a woman (La Belle Dame) who wears a blue dress and a wreath of flowers. In the background are trees and water.
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object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Brief Description
Plaque, painted enamel on copper, by Fanny Bunn, England, 1901.
Physical Description
Plaque, painted in translucent and opaque colours and heightened in gilding. A knight in armour, mounted on a horse and bearing a purple banner semé of gilt fleurs-de-lys, is approaching a woman (La Belle Dame) who wears a blue dress and a wreath of flowers. In the background are trees and water.
Dimensions
  • Height: 19.6cm
  • Width: 19.3cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • ': LA BELLE : . : DAME : SANS . MERCI :', painted in gold (At the foot of the scene)
  • ' . FANNY BUNN . 1901 .', painted in gold (Signed and dated bottom right of plaque)
Object history
Purchased for £26. 5s.
Collection
Accession Number
930-1902

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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