Accoutring a Warrior
Knight in Armor Holding a Lance
John Gilbert (English, 1817–1897)
MFA watercolors 73-4
Sheet: 27.5 x 19.5 cm (10 13/16 x 7 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Watercolor over graphite pencil on paper
Not On View
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.
Lower right: almost illegible, may have read "Bonington"
Coll.: Gardner Brewer, Boston; Bequest of his daughter Mrs. Arthur Croft; July 1901
Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection