Lords and Ladies of Art
May 3, 2011 7:27 PM   Subscribe

Looking to identify a late 19th/early 20th century painting of a knight and lady.

I'm trying to find a late 19th or early 20th century painting in either the Pre-Raphaelite or Academic styles. The subjects are a kneeling knight and a woman standing in front of a tree with arms extended. It might be titled "The Apple Maiden," though I'm not sure about that.

I've searched quite a bit, but I haven't been able to find any information about this painting or its artist. I know that it isn't Edmund Blair Leighton's The Accolade, John William Waterhouse's Lamia, or an image from the book Legends of the Black Forest.

Anybody out there have any thoughts?
posted by Joe Schlabotnik to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
hmmm.... Rosetti's Arthur's Tomb?
posted by scody at 7:57 PM on May 3, 2011

A couple more guesses (though neither of them seem to quite fit, either): J. W. Waterhouse's La Belle Dame Sans Merci or Tristan and Isolde Sharing the Potion?
posted by scody at 8:05 PM on May 3, 2011

Any chance it's Rossetti's crazy-ass contribution to the Oxford Union murals, of Sir Lancelot dreaming of Guinevere at the Grail shrine?
posted by peachfuzz at 8:13 PM on May 3, 2011

Also, could it actually be something more in the vein of Maxfield Parrish?
posted by scody at 8:14 PM on May 3, 2011

This one seems to have all the elements you want: The Forest Lovers?

Flowers in the background rather than a tree: Godspeed (bonus: cool little gargoyle!)
posted by misha at 11:36 PM on May 3, 2011

Maybe King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid by John Byam Liston Shaw? (Edward Burne-Jones also did a version, but it's completely different - and no apple tree.)
posted by likeso at 1:30 AM on May 4, 2011

Response by poster: "The Forest Lovers" is in the same theme, but the style is wrong. No luck on this yet...
posted by Joe Schlabotnik at 5:31 AM on May 4, 2011

Here's another variation of La Belle Dame sans Merci
posted by noxetlux at 7:30 AM on May 4, 2011

I don't know of a specific painting, but another artist you may want to check out is Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
posted by deborah at 3:32 PM on May 4, 2011

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