This print features a scene from the Middle English alliterative masterpiece Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Here, after Gawain has responded to the challenge of cutting off the Green Knight's head, he is shocked to see the knight pick up his head again and start speaking!
The print is hand printed on 250 gsm Somerset Velvet Paper on a 19th Century Albion Press in 3 colours, printed from 4 different plates and signed and edition by the artist. Printed area: 12" x 12"; paper size approx twice as much again.
One of variable edition of 4.
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight has recently been translated and illustrated by Michael Smith and was published in July 2018 by Unbound. A black and white version of this image features inside as one of the illustrations.
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The Challenge of the Green Knight - Original Linocut Print
The print will be supplied flat and packed in stout card, protected by acid-free tissue paper. Postage and Packing in the UK is free of charge; charges for mailing outside the UK are incorporated in the shopping basket.