The Arming of the Knight [design for the back of an armchair]

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1860

Scholarly Commentary


The location of this design, mentioned in Marillier, is not known. The chair itself is now part of the Bancroft collection, Delaware Museum of Art. Another chair was designed as a companion to this one, and both were built by Morris, though DGR and Morris together designed the chairs, and DGR did the actual painting of the design on the wood.

The image depicts a moment in Morris's “Christmas Myster” “Sir Galahad”.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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