Pen drawing of King Arthur, Charlemagne and Godfrey of Boulogne (c. 1412), from the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

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Title

Pen drawing of King Arthur, Charlemagne and Godfrey of Boulogne (c. 1412), from the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Subject

Illustration

Description

In this late fifteenth-century German ink drawing, King Arthur is shown next to Charlemagne, the famous Carolingian emperor, and Godfrey of Bouillon, one of the most prominent knights of the First Crusade. The arrangement of this image is to show King Arthur raised to the status of these other great Christian warriors and rulers. Arthur is depicted as a knight dedicated to Christian ideals. These men are organized from left to right in a chronological order as King Arthur is on the left, Charlemagne at center, and Godfrey to the right.

Creator

Primary Master of the Strassberg Chronicle (German)

Publisher

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, https://www.nga.gov/index.html

Date

c. 1412

Contributor

Brian Brown

Rights

National Gallery of Art, Open Access Policy, https://images.nga.gov/en/page/openaccess.html

Language

German

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Germany
Late Middle Ages (c. 1300-1500)
15th century
c. 1412

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Pen Drawing

Physical Dimensions

34.8 x 26.2 cm

Files

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Collection

Citation

Primary Master of the Strassberg Chronicle (German), “Pen drawing of King Arthur, Charlemagne and Godfrey of Boulogne (c. 1412), from the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.,” Medieval Hollywood, accessed February 27, 2024, https://medievalhollywood.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/34.

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