Accoutring a Warrior

Knight in Armor Holding a Lance

1850–1900
John Gilbert (English, 1817–1897)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA watercolors 73-4

Dimensions

Sheet: 27.5 x 19.5 cm (10 13/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.6227

Medium or Technique

Watercolor over graphite pencil on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

In steel amor, damascened with gold, and crimson cloak, standing by his horse, which has crimson, green, and yellow trappings; a page in green, with blue cloak, red cap, fastens a spur on the foot resting on a helmet; another, in yellow, holds sword and shield; the armed men, horses, and banners in background are touched in with blue, yellow, brown, crimson, and purple; blue sky.

Inscription

Lower right: almost illegible, may have read "Bonington"

Provenance

Coll.: Gardner Brewer, Boston; Bequest of his daughter Mrs. Arthur Croft; July 1901

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection