George Cattermole, 'Knight and Lady'

George Cattermole, 'Knight and Lady'

George Cattermole
'Knight and Lady'
About 1840-1850
Watercolour
Museum no.1449-1869
Bequeathed by Chauncey Hare Townshend

This scene is loosely set in the historical past. Its motivation is not period accuracy but the sentimental evocation of virginal ladies and knights in shining armour. Its appeal is to the feeling heart rather than the antiquarian mind.