Thursday, June 17, 2010

Edward Reginald Frampton - Elaine

oil on canvas
signed 'E. Reginald Frampton'
25 x 15"
(three years before his death)
RA 1921
Elaine - the lily maid of Astolat, guarding the shield of Lancelot
a subject from the Morte d'Arthur, or more likely Tennyson's version of it.

Elaine the fair, laine the loveable,
Elaine, the lily maid of Astolat,
High in a chamber up a tower to the east
Guarded the sacred shield of Lanceolot

1 comment:

Hermes said...

Agreed. He has such an unusual style and this is beautiful.