They gan espy/An armed knight towards them gallop fast
Medium: Ink and wash on paper mounted to board
Dimensions: sheet: 10 × 17 1/4 in. (25.4 × 43.8 cm)
Illustration Citation: "The Fairie Queene" by Edmund Spenser (London: Dent, 1897): Vol. 1/pp. 128-9.
Book 1, Canto IX
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 2018
About: Muckley was trained at the Birmingham School of Art, a late outpost of pre-Raphaelitism and Arts and Crafts philosophy. His talent was recognized and nurtured by Edward Burne-Jones, also a native of Birmingham. Muckley’s illustrations for the 16th century epic poem by Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene were a highpoint in his artistic practice. A particularly popular source for artists of the Victorian period. A tale of chivalry, it was the perfect inspiration for pre-Raphaelite sensibilities.
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