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A young knight mounted on a white horse, accompanied by three bloodhounds, is approaching a dark cavern or dense, shadowy woodland. In the right background is sunlit woodland, which becomes dark and indistinct in the left foreground. The horse and rider are seen in profile facing to the left. The rider is a youthful and fair-haired man with a Greek profile, wearing a soft black cap and a full suit of shining silver-coloured armour, complete with star-shaped spurs.
oil on canvas
H 147.7 x W 217.6 cm
gift from Arthur A. Haworth and Brothers, 1902
Signed and dated at left bottom corner: B.RIVIERE / 1879