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King Arthur

Legendary Celtic BritonCreated by: PICRYLDated: 0500
Boys King Arthur - N. C. Wyeth - title page
King Arthur, a legendary British king who appears in a cycle of medieval romances (known as the Matter of Britain) as the sovereign of a knightly fellowship of the Round Table. It is not certain how these legends originated or whether the figure of Arthur was based on a historical person. The legend possibly originated either in Wales or in those parts of northern Britain inhabited by Brythonic-speaking Celts.
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Arthur and Guinevere from BL Add 38117, f. 224

Arthur and Guinevere from BL Add 38117, f. 224

Detail of miniature of Arthur and Guinevere. Image taken from f. 224 of Joseph d'Arimathie (ff. 1-18), Le Livre de Merlin (ff. 18v-74), Suite de Merlin (ff. 74-226), ('the Huth Manuscript'). Written in French.

Koning Arthur met ridder en Keizer Karel de Grote met priester

Koning Arthur met ridder en Keizer Karel de Grote met priester

Koning Arthur met geknielde ridder en Keizer Karel de Grote met geknielde priester. De Ridder en priester zijn twee van de vier vertegenwoordigers van de verschillende standen.

De helden Koning Arthur, Karel de Grote en Godfried van Bouillon
Koning Arthur met ridder en Keizer Karel de Grote met priester
Karel de Grote, Godfried IV van Bouillon en Koning Arthur als drie christelijke helden
Koning Arthur als een van de negen helden
Koning Arthur, Karel de Grote en Godfried van Bouillon
Aubrey Beardsley - Arthur and the strange mantle

Aubrey Beardsley - Arthur and the strange mantle

Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) for Le Morte d'Arthur, book IV, chapter XVI - Publisher: J. M. Dent & Co., London, 1893-1894.

Merlin taketh the child Arthur into his keeping

Merlin taketh the child Arthur into his keeping

Illustration by Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) for Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur (Book I - Chapter III) published by J. M. Dent in 1893. The engraving reflects the Japanese woodcut called ukiyo-e.

Boys King Arthur - N. C. Wyeth - p306

Boys King Arthur - N. C. Wyeth - p306

Illustration from page 306 of The Boy's King Arthur: the death of Arthur and Mordred - "Then the king ... ran towards Sir Mordred, crying, 'Traitor, now is thy death day come.'"

Boys King Arthur - N. C. Wyeth - p4

Boys King Arthur - N. C. Wyeth - p4

Illustration from page 4 of The Boy's King Arthur: Merlin taking away the infant Arthur - "So the child was delivered unto Merlin, and so he bare it forth."

Boys King Arthur - N. C. Wyeth - title page

Boys King Arthur - N. C. Wyeth - title page

Title page of The Boy's King Arthur

King Arthur wounded lying in the barge, by Julia Margaret Cameron, M197600240012

King Arthur wounded lying in the barge, by Julia Margaret Cameron, M19...

King Arthur wounded lying in the barge, albumen print, 33.9 x 29.0 cm.

Charles Ernest Butler - King Arthur
The Death of King Arthur by John Garrick
Arthur-Pyle Excalibur the Sword

Arthur-Pyle Excalibur the Sword

Howard Pyle illustration from the 1903 edition of The Story of King Arthur and His Knights scanned and archived at http://www.gallery.oldbookart.com/main.php?g2_itemId=2708 where it was marked as Public Domain.

Arthur-Pyle Herald01

Arthur-Pyle Herald01

Howard Pyle illustration from the 1903 edition of The Story of King Arthur and His Knights scanned and archived at http://www.gallery.oldbookart.com/main.php?g2_itemId=2708 where it was marked as Public Domain.

Arthur-Pyle Herald02

Arthur-Pyle Herald02

Howard Pyle illustration from the 1903 edition of The Story of King Arthur and His Knights scanned and archived at http://www.gallery.oldbookart.com/main.php?g2_itemId=2708 where it was marked as Public Domain.

Arthur-Pyle How Arthur drew forth ye sword

Arthur-Pyle How Arthur drew forth ye sword

Howard Pyle illustration from the 1903 edition of The Story of King Arthur and His Knights scanned and archived at http://www.gallery.oldbookart.com/main.php?g2_itemId=2708 where it was marked as Public Domain.

Arthur-Pyle In the Valley of Delight

Arthur-Pyle In the Valley of Delight

Howard Pyle illustration from the 1903 edition of The Story of King Arthur and His Knights scanned and archived at http://www.gallery.oldbookart.com/main.php?g2_itemId=2708 where it was marked as Public Domain.

Arthur-Pyle King Arthur findeth ye old woman in ye hut

Arthur-Pyle King Arthur findeth ye old woman in ye hut

Howard Pyle illustration from the 1903 edition of The Story of King Arthur and His Knights scanned and archived at http://www.gallery.oldbookart.com/main.php?g2_itemId=2708 where it was marked as Public Domain.

Arthur-Pyle King Arthur meets Lady Guinevere

Arthur-Pyle King Arthur meets Lady Guinevere

Howard Pyle illustration from the 1903 edition of The Story of King Arthur and His Knights scanned and archived at http://www.gallery.oldbookart.com/main.php?g2_itemId=2708 where it was marked as Public Domain.

Arthur-Pyle King Arthur of Britain

Arthur-Pyle King Arthur of Britain

Howard Pyle illustration from the 1903 edition of The Story of King Arthur and His Knights scanned and archived at http://www.gallery.oldbookart.com/main.php?g2_itemId=2708 where it was marked as Public Domain.

Arthur-Pyle Sir Gawaine finds the beautiful Lady

Arthur-Pyle Sir Gawaine finds the beautiful Lady

Howard Pyle illustration from the 1903 edition of The Story of King Arthur and His Knights scanned and archived at http://www.gallery.oldbookart.com/main.php?g2_itemId=2708 where it was marked as Public Domain.

Arthur-Pyle Uther-Pendragon

Arthur-Pyle Uther-Pendragon

Howard Pyle illustration from the 1903 edition of The Story of King Arthur and His Knights scanned and archived at http://www.gallery.oldbookart.com/main.php?g2_itemId=2708 where it was marked as Public Domain.

Excalibur the Sword, Howard Pyle 1902
WhiteII

WhiteII

Conceptual art inspired by the most popular work of T. H. White.Español: Arte conceptual basado en la obra más reconocida de T. H. White.Français : Un art conceptuel basé sur l'oeuvre plus reconnue de T. H. White.

Battle Between King Arthur and Sir Mordred - William Hatherell

Battle Between King Arthur and Sir Mordred - William Hatherell

The Battle Between King Arthur and Sir Mordred

316 The Romance of King Arthur

316 The Romance of King Arthur

"How Sir Launcelot slew the knight Sir Peris de Forest Savage that did distress ladies, damosels, and gentlewomen." From The Romance of King Arthur (1917). Abridged from Malory's Morte d'Arthur by Alfred W. Po... More

321 The Romance of King Arthur

321 The Romance of King Arthur

"How at a great feast that King Mark made came Eliot the harper and sang the lay that Dinadan had made." From The Romance of King Arthur (1917). Abridged from Malory's Morte d'Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard. Illu... More

324 The Romance of King Arthur

324 The Romance of King Arthur

"How Sir Launcelot fought with a fiendly dragon." From The Romance of King Arthur (1917). Abridged from Malory's Morte d'Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. This edition was published i... More

329 The Romance of King Arthur

329 The Romance of King Arthur

"How Queen Guenever rode a-maying into the woods and fields beside Westminster." From The Romance of King Arthur (1917). Abridged from Malory's Morte d'Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard. Illustrated by Arthur Rackha... More

331 The Romance of King Arthur

331 The Romance of King Arthur

"So the child was delivered unto Merlin". From The Romance of King Arthur (1917). Abridged from Malory's Morte d'Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. This edition was published in 1920 b... More

332 The Romance of King Arthur

332 The Romance of King Arthur

"How Queen Morgan le Fay stole away the scabbard from Arthur." From The Romance of King Arthur (1917). Abridged from Malory's Morte d'Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. This edition wa... More

333 The Romance of King Arthur

333 The Romance of King Arthur

"Sir Beaumains espied upon great trees how there hung full goodly armed knights by the neck." From The Romance of King Arthur (1917). Abridged from Malory's Morte d'Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard. Illustrated by ... More

Arthur in the Barge

Arthur in the Barge

From Morte D'Arthur: A Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Arthur Leading the Charge at Mount Badon

Arthur Leading the Charge at Mount Badon

Rhead, George Wooliscroft & Louis. "Arthur Leading the Charge at Mount Badon" from Tennyson, Alfred. Idylls of the King: Vivien, Elaine, Enid, Guinevere. New York: R. H. Russell, 1898. This picture illustrates... More

Queen Morgan le Fay took the scabbard

Queen Morgan le Fay took the scabbard

W. H. Margetson's illustration for Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by Janet MacDonald Clark.

Sir Bedivere put King Arthur gently into the barge

Sir Bedivere put King Arthur gently into the barge

W. H. Margetson's illustration for Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by James Knowles.

When she saw she must be overtaken, she shaped herself, horse and man, by enchantment unto a great marble stone

When she saw she must be overtaken, she shaped herself, horse and man,...

From The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, Abridged from Malory's Morte D'Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard.

Arth tapestry2

Arth tapestry2

King Arthur as one of the Nine Worthies, detail from the "Christian Heroes Tapestry" in The Cloisters, New York. Dated c. 1385. "Arthur among the Nine Worthies is always identified by three crowns, which signi... More

The book of British ballads (1842) (14596067959)

The book of British ballads (1842) (14596067959)

Identifier: gri_33125012902363 (find matches) Title: The book of British ballads Year: 1842 (1840s) Authors: Hall, S. C. (Samuel Carter), 1800-1889 Subjects: Ballads, English Publisher: London : J. How Con... More

The book of British ballads (1842) (14596064619)

The book of British ballads (1842) (14596064619)

Identifier: gri_33125012902363 (find matches) Title: The book of British ballads Year: 1842 (1840s) Authors: Hall, S. C. (Samuel Carter), 1800-1889 Subjects: Ballads, English Publisher: London : J. How Con... More