An engraving of King Arthur from c. 1530-1562, Victoria and Albert Museum

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Title

An engraving of King Arthur from c. 1530-1562, Victoria and Albert Museum

Subject

Engraving

Description

This sixteenth-century German engraving was made to show King Arthur as a regal warrior. The attire, an elaborate plate of armor, King Arthur is wearing is over the top and makes him instantly recognizable. The portrayal of Arthur wearing clunky armor is like that seen on all the knights in the film Excalibur (1981), although the armor of the engraving appears to be even less functional and more of a hindrance.

Creator

Virgil Solis

Publisher

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, https://www.vam.ac.uk/

Date

c. 1530-1562

Contributor

Brian Brown

Rights

Terms of Use, Victoria and Albert Museum, https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/terms-of-use

Type

Still image

Coverage

Germany
Early Modern Era (c. 1500 - 1750)
16th century
c. 1530 - 1562

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

Height: 8.4cm
Width: 5.7cm

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Collection

Citation

Virgil Solis, “An engraving of King Arthur from c. 1530-1562, Victoria and Albert Museum,” Medieval Hollywood, accessed July 21, 2024, https://medievalhollywood.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/31.

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