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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

Quest for the Holy Grail Tapestries - The Attainment; The Vision of the Holy Grail to Sir Galahad, Sir Bors and Sir Percival (V)
 

Quest for the Holy Grail Tapestries - The Attainment; The Vision of the Holy Grail to Sir Galahad, Sir Bors and Sir Percival (V), 1895 - 1896

Medium:
High warp tapestry, wool and silk weft on cotton warp.
Dimensions:
6950mm x 2440mm
Provenance:
Purchased by public subscription from Morris & Co, 1907.

Accession Number:

1907M131

Description:

Sixth narrative panel of Holy Grail series. Left: Sir Bors (standing), Sir Percival (kneeling). Three angels hold symbols of Christ's passion; candles, cloth and spear, from which drops of blood fall into a dish. Sir Galahad kneels before Holy Grail.

 

Exhibition History

1981 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
1998-99 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery; Musee d'Orsay, Paris
2002-03 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Bibliography:

Lady Georgiana Burne-Jones. Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones. Macmillan, London: 1904. Vol. II: p. 209.
Linda Parry. William Morris Textiles. London: 1983. p. 116.
Linda Parry. William Morris. Victoria & Albert Museum, London: 1996. p. 232.
Christopher Wood. Burne-Jones. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London: 1998. p. 117.
Nicholas Tromans. Pre-Raphaelites and Other Masters: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection. Royal Academy of Arts, London: 2003. pp. 242-243.

Research Information:

One of 3 woven in 1895-6 for the drawing room of Compton Hall, Laurence Hodson's house near Wolverhampton. Sold back to Morris & Co. by Hodson in 1906, and bought by public subscription by BM&AG in 1907.