Gavin Claxton



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‘Guinevere’ by Norman Prescott-Davies R.B.A, R.C.A. (1861-1915).

The painting – which depicts an English mediaeval portrait of Queen Guinevere at Amesbury Priory contemplating her love for Launcelot – is signed by the artist and dated 1891.

Norman Prescott-Davies studied at the Royal College of Art, Lambeth School of Art, and at Heatherley's. He then worked in London as a portrait and figure painter, especially in miniature, a discipline that well-suited his eye for detail and painstaking precision. Prescott-Davies’ technical exactitude and occasional choice of Arthurian subjects has prompted comparisons to the Pre-Raphaelite painters of a generation earlier, but the artist is more accurately placed with the ‘Olympian School’ of late 19th century painters of ancient Pompeian subjects such Lord Leighton and Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema.

Norman Prescott-Davies was elected Associate of the Royal College of Art in 1891, and a full member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1893 and of the Royal Cambrian Academy in 1912. Today, works by Prescott-Davies are in the collection of Manchester Art Gallery and the Williamson Gallery & Museum in Liverpool.

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Dimensions: (framed) 51cm x 64cm (20” x 26¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 38cm x 51cm (15” x 20”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame.

Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.



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