Edwin Austin Abbey: The Quest for the Holy Grail, part 4 - The knights of the Round Table set forth on the search for the Holy Grail (1895)

(Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Another painting from the famous murals regarding the search of the Holy grail. This is part 4 of the serie of 15 paintings. King Arthur has formally instituted the search for the Holy Grail and the knights of the round table have prepared themselves for this dangerous journey. They hear mass for the last time and revieve the episcopal benediction. Sir Galahad, the hero of this story, is kneeling in front with the red tunic. Painting from 1896-1901

Part 1: The child Galahad
Part 2: Sir Lancelot and Sir Bors outfit Galahad with his spurs
Part 3: The Arthurian Round Table and the fable of the Seat Perilous
Part 4: The knights of the Round Table set forth on the search for the Holy Grail
Part 5: King Amfortas and the castle of the Grail lie under a spell
Part 6: Sir Galahad contemplates his quest
Part 7: The 7 Knights of Darkness
Part 8: Sir Galahad receives the key to the Castle of Maidens
Part 9: The Castle of Maidens
Part 10: Galahad Parts From His Bride Blanchefleur
Part 11: The passing of King Amfortas
Part 12: Sir Galahad passes from the land
Part 13: Sir Galahad crosses the seas in Solomon's ship
Part 14: The city of Sarras
Part 15: The Golden Tree