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'Courtesy: Sir Tristram harping to La Belle Isoud', after William Dyce; other figures and a dog looking on
Pen and brown ink, over graphite, on blue paper
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Height: 159 millimetres
Width: 218 millimetres (irregular)
- Curator's comments
- 'Courtesy' was one of the seven frescoes commissioned from William Dyce in 1847 to decorate the Queen's Robing Room in the New Palace of Westminster. Dyce finished this fresco in 1852 (and finished only five before his death in 1864; the planned remaining two were never started). Dyce's Arthurian fresco cycle was based on Thomas Malory's fifteenth-century imagining of the King Arthur legend, entitled 'Morte d'Arthur'.
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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