duval_guinevere

Guinevere Waits in the Convent, watercolor on paper, 6” x 9”

This painting was inspired by Tennyson’s Idylls of the King, particularly his chapter on Guinevere, as she waits in a convent in Almesbury just before Lancelot arrives. This rendition challenges the chastity implied by the setting, and shows Guinevere as her naturally beautiful self.

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