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The scene depicts the death of the legendary King Arthur. Laid out across the foreground is the wounded body of the King encircled by four grieving women within a glade; he wears a suit of chainmail under a tunic, bearing the emblem of a dragon on the chest, with a blanket of fur covering his legs. His head rests on the lap of his Queen, seated on a cushion placed on the ground to the left of the composition, who strokes his brow and gazes down into his face.
oil on panel
43.2 x 50.9 cm
gift from Miss L. A. Haworth
Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 3JL EnglandView venue
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