Saturday, July 26, 2008

William Gunning King


[Griselda] 1882
oil on canvas
illustrating the Clerk's Tale in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales where Lord Walter, an Italian Nobleman takes the Shepherd girl Griseldaas his wife.
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1859 - 1940.
Best known as an illustrator but also painted figurative subjects and exhibited at the RA and eksewhere. Lived near Petersfield, Hampshire. Rustic scenes and landscapes are known. This was painted when he was only 23.