Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, R.W.S. (1871-1945)
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Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, R.W.S. (1871-1945)

Lancelot and Elaine: Farewell, fair Lily

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, R.W.S. (1871-1945)
Lancelot and Elaine: Farewell, fair Lily
signed with initials 'EFB' (lower right, in a painted cartouche) and inscribed 'Lancelot & Elaine V/''Farewell, fair Lily' (on the reverse)
pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour and scratching out on paper
18 x 11 ¾ in. (45.7 x 30 cm.)
with The Maas Gallery, London.
Sir Francis Watson, KCVO, FBZ, FSA (1907-1992), and by descent.
London, Leicester Galleries, Water-Colours illustrating Tennyson's 'Idylls of the King' by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, 1911, no. 19.
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Lot Essay

Tennyson's cycle of twelve narrative poems retells the legend of King Arthur, his knights, his love of Guinevere and her betrayal. The watercolour was owned by Sir Francis Watson, Director of the Wallace Collection from 1963 until 1974, Surveyor of the Queen’s Works of Art and the Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford (1969-70).

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