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    Sale 7591

    British Art on Paper

    4 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 46

    George Henry Edwards, Jun. (1859-1918)

    Enid

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    George Henry Edwards, Jun. (1859-1918)
    Enid
    signed 'G. H. Edwards' (lower right) and inscribed 'ENID' within a cartouche (upper centre)
    pencil, with additional sheets added to the lower and upper edge
    11 1/8 x 8 in. (28.3 x 20.3 cm.)


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    Little is known about the artist, however he exhibited six paintings at the Royal Academy between 1896 and 1900, including The Garden of Sleep and Phyllis.

    The romance and subsequent marriage of Lady Enid and Prince Geraint, one of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table, were the themes of two of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's twelve Arthurian poems, collectively entitled The Idylls of the King, published between 1856 and 1885;
    'And while he waited in the castle court,
    The voice of Enid, Yniol's daughter, rang
    Clear thro' the open casement of the hall
    Singing...
    ...So fared it with Geraint, who thought and said,
    "Here, by God's grace, is the one voice for me".'
    (A. Lord Tennyson, The Marriage of Geraint, Idylls of the King, Letchworth, 1929, pp. 77-78).

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    Provenance

    with The Maas Gallery, London.