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Graves Gift, 1935. Museums Sheffield
The Faithful Knight
Date Made/Found: mid 19th Century
Artist: Thomas Jones Barker , British, 1815 - 1882
Material and Medium: oil on canvas on plywood
Dimensions: Sight size: 1080 x 1260mm Overall: 1320 x 1590 x 130mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.1298
The actual story this painting depicts is not known but it is likely to be from the legend of King Arthur. The symbol of the broken sword is often referred to, appearing at moments of great danger for the king. The title refers to both the knight’s honour and to his faith in God. Thomas Barker was well known as a painter of portraits and military subjects. However, in this painting he has chosen to show a subject from literature.
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