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1 Arthurian Themes in Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian Art

2 William Dyce, Piety: the departure of the Knights of the Round Table on the Grail Quest, One of four murals for the robing room of the House of Lords, 1848

3 William Dyce, Religion: The Vision of Sir Galahad

4 William Dyce, Mercy: Sir Gawain swearing to show mercy to all women

5 William Dyce, Hospitality: Sir Tristram admitted to the Arthurian Round Table

6 William Holman Hunt, The Lady of Shalott (in tower),

7 William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shalott (in barge), 1888

8 Merlin and Nimue (watercolour), Edward Burne-Jones

9 The Beguiling of Merlin by Nimue, Edward Burne-Jones ( )

10 Vivien, Frederick Sandys, 1863

11 Morgan le Fay, Frederick Sandys, 1864

12 Knights summoned by damsel to Grail Quest, tapestry cycle designed by Burne-Jones, woven by William Morris and co

13 Arming and Departure of the Knights, tapestry cycle

14 Lancelot’s dream at the Grail Chapel, Edward Burne-Jones

15 Arthurian murals in Library of Oxford Union, painted by Morris, Burne-Jones, Rossetti,

16 The Failure of Sir Gawain, tapestry cycle

17 Attainment of the Holy Grail, tapestry cycle

18 Sir Galahad, G.F. Watts, 1862

19 Sir Galahad, Arthur Hughes

20 Sir Bors and Sir Percival fed by the Grail, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

21 A Damsel of the Grail, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

22 Lancelot taken in the Queen’s Chamber, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, sketch for Oxford Union Library, 1857

23 Lancelot and Guinevere over King Arthur’s Tomb (Morris poem), Dante Gabriel Rossetti,

24 The Last Sleep of King Arthur in Avalon, Edward Burne-Jones,

25 The Sleep of King Arthur in Avalon, Edward Burne-Jones

26 The Death of Arthur, James Archer, 1860


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