Edward Burne-Jones: The Arming and Departure of the Knights of the Round Table (1891-1894)

(Stanmore Hall, London, UK)

This is a tapestry which forms part of a serie of 6 depicting scenes from the legend of King Arthur and the quest for the Holy Grail. The whole set was commissioned by William Knox D'Arcy for his dining room at Stanmore Hall. The overall composition of the set was designed by Edward Burne-Jones, the heraldry by William Morris and foreground florals and backgrounds by John Henry Dearle. This is the second scene. Above, the Knights of the Round Table prepare themselves for their long journey top find the Holy Grail. In the scene below them, the heraldry of the knights are shown. Tapistry from 1891-1894.