Harald Harfagr
Date: 1862
Medium: Wood engraving
Dimensions: composition: 7 1/4 × 4 3/16 in. (18.4 × 10.6 cm) sheet: 7 1/2 × 4 1/2 in. (19.1 × 11.4 cm)
Illustration Citation: Translation of an old Norse ballad, by George Borrow, in Once a Week, 1862
Credit Line: Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935
Object Number: 1935-141
About: The strong outline and stark contrasts, a reflection of Sandys’ study of the work of Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), contribute to the drama of this powerful image. The story illustrated is drawn from the Scandinavian legend of the warrior-king Harald Harfagr (Harold the Fair).
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