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Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, R.W.S.
BUT MORDRED LAID HIS EAR BESIDE THE DOOR AND THERE HALF HEARD - THE COMING OF ARTHUR
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Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, R.W.S.
BUT MORDRED LAID HIS EAR BESIDE THE DOOR AND THERE HALF HEARD - THE COMING OF ARTHUR
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Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, R.W.S.
1871-1945
BUT MORDRED LAID HIS EAR BESIDE THE DOOR AND THERE HALF HEARD - THE COMING OF ARTHUR
signed with monogram in a cartouche l.l. and titled on a label on the reverse
watercolour with bodycolour on board
44 by 26cm., 17¼ by 10in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's, New York, 29 October 1981, lot 337, where purchased by Seymour Stein

Catalogue Note

The present watercolour may have been made in connection with the twenty-one illustrations that Brickdale made for an edition of Alfred Tennyson's The Idylls of the King published in 1911 and exhibited at the Leicester Galleries. The Coming of Arthur does not appear in the published volume. Among the watercolours that were printed, the following are known Lancelot and Elaine: Farewell, fair Lily (Christie's, London, 17 June 2017, lot 55) and Lancelot and Elaine - Then to her Tower she Climbed and Took the Shield, Thus Kept it and so Lived in Fantasy (sold in these rooms, 30 October 1997, lot 110). Four were recently exhibited in the exhibition A Pre-Raphaelite Journey - The Art of Eleanor Fortesque-Brickdale, at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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