ARTHURIAN ART

WAUGH's Knight of the Holy Grail

One of the few Americans to be included in the "second wave" of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, this is Waugh's best-known work. Illustrated here is Sir Galahad, from Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem:
"Sometimes on lonely mountain meres
I find a magic bark,
I leap on board, no helmsman steers:
I float till all is dark
A gentle sound, an awful Light:
Three angels bear the Holy Grail:
With folded feet, in stoles of white, on sleeping wings they sail,
Ah! Blessed Vision! Blood of God! My spirit beats her mortal bars,
As down the dark tides the glory slides and star-like mingles with the stars". .