King Sigured, the Crusader
Wood-engraving, engraved by the Dalziels
6 x 4½ inches
Good Words (1862): 248.
A complex Pre-Raphaelite image, combining dislocations of scale, intricate patterns, introspective, brooding characters and neo-medieval paraphernalia in the manner of Rossetti. It also recalls the effects of illustrations in early printed books, and anticipates the artist’s work for the Kelmscott Press in the 90s.
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