Edwin Austin Abbey: The Quest for the Holy Grail, Part 15 - The Golden Tree (1895)

(Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Sir Galahad, now King of Sarras, builds a golden tree upon a hill. Day and night he builds, repairs and beautifies the tree. Finally the tree is completed and Joseph of Arimathea with a group of angels appear with the Grail before Galahad. The grail is now finally uncovered and Galahad gazes upon it. Crown, sceptre, and robe fall from Galahad as he no longer needs them. Galahad thanks God for showing him which tongue may not describe, nor heart think. Having been showed the source of all life and knowledge and power, Galahad is borne to heaven along with the Holy Grail - finally achieving his quest.

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