Edwin Austin Abbey: The Quest for the Holy Grail, Part 11 - The passing of King Amfortas (1895)

(Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

After many adventures Galahad finaly returns to the Castle of the Grail. Again the procession of the Grail passed before him. Grown wise with knowledge and suffering, Galahad asks the Question - Galahad asks for the meaning of the procession (the first time Galahad remaind silent and was arrogant for presuming to know meaning of the procession). The Question heals Amfortas and cleanes him from sin, allowing the king to die. An angel bears away the Grail (the red object - the grail is covered in samite) from the castle. Painting from 1895.

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

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