Friday, February 03, 2012

"A woman who freely surrenders her lips gives the rest very readily..."

The final in my "Stealing from the Masters" series ends with a depiction of Sir Percival (or Parsifal) from Arthur Hacker's 1894 painting, The Temptation of Sir Percival. Percival was the knight originally most connected with the retrieval of the Holy Grail.

Arthur Hacker (1858-1919) was a British Painter who produced works in classicist, orientalist, and later a Pre-Raphealite/symbolist styles.

(The title quote is from Chr├ętien de Troyes' Perceval.)

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