Saturday, July 19, 2008

Walter Crane - The Viking's Bride frieze

This is the study for the panel The Viking's Bride from the frieze decoration The Skeleton in Armour inscribed with stanza's from Longfellow's poem in imitation runic script around the edges.
Watercolour heightened with bodycolour and gold paint
22 x 183.5 cm
It is about half of the size of the finished frieze
The frieze was made for the American Catherine Lorillard Wolfe in 1883 to decorate the dining room of her house Vinland at Newport, Rhode Island. Both William Morris and Burne-Jones were also consulted about the decoration of this house.
This was exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, london in 1883


Ellie said...

Do you have any larger pictures of this? I've been madly searching for bigger images of it for a while! If you could point me in the right direction, I would hugely appreciate it!

Hermes said...

Thank you. I only have the study but if you send me your email you are welcome to larger images. The Vinland estate is now a college I believe. I wonder if they have it reproduced, but their web site implies they sold it?