In the story of Perceval by Chretien de Troyes, Gawain must try to stay awake at the Fisher King's castle as the bleeding lance is processed in front of him. Alas, only the purest of knights is able to do this and so Gawain falls into sleep and in the morning the king and all his court have disappeared.


This print shows the glory of the Grail shining while Gawain slumbers; in this image I have also drawn from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in applying the golden star to Gawain's jupon; most stories feature him with a griffon.


One of variable edition of 2, hand printed on a Victorian Albion Press in Cambridgeshire, UK. Signed and editioned by the artist and printed on 250 gsm Somerset Velvet Paper. The coloured part of the image measures approximately 12 x 6 inches (30 x 15cm).





The Dream of Sir Gawain - Original Linocut Print

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