A painting inspired by the epic poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Published between 1859 and 1885, is a cycle of twelve narrative poems by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 -1892; Poet Laureate from 1850) which retells the legend of King Arthur, his knights, his love for Guinevere and her tragic betrayal of him, and the rise and fall of Arthur's kingdom.
The passage of the poem dealing with the passing of Arthur is the inspiration for this piece.
'..Then murmur'd Arthur, "Place me in the barge."
So to the barge they came. There those three Queens
Put forth their hands, and took the King, and wept.
But she, that rose the tallest of them all
And fairest, laid his head upon her lap...'
The barge in this painting is based on the 'Nydam Ship' which would have been contemporary with the legendary Arthur and is of the same type unearthed in Britain with the Sutton Hoo treasure.
This is an original free-hand painting carried out on a Wacom graphics tablet.
Supplied with frame and wall hangers and full instructions - frame hanger requires screwing into frame.
Timber, canvas, UV resistant inks.