King Sigurd the Crusader (Good Words for 1862, opp. p. 248)
After Sir Edward Burne-Jones (British, Birmingham 1833–1898 Fulham)
Dalziel Brothers (British, active 1839–1893)
Sheet: 9 5/16 × 6 5/16 in. (23.7 × 16 cm)
Gift of Sinclair Hamilton, 1965
Not on view
King Sigurd the Crusader is one of the many wood engravings used to embellish the first volume of Good Words. Designed by Burne-Jones at the outset of his career, the image employs deliberately simplified forms and demonstrates admiration for medieval art and the work of the artist's mentor Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The illustration accompanies Forsyth’s poetic retelling of a Norse saga and shows a young Norwegian king bidding the maiden he loves farewell as he departs on a crusade.
Signature: in block lower left: "Dalziel Sc"
Sinclair Hamilton; Donor: Sinclair Hamilton
John Russell Taylor The Art Nouveau Book in Britain. Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1966, p. 28, ill.
Rodney K. Engen Pre-Raphaelite Prints: The Graphic Art of Millais, Holman Hunt, Rossetti and their Followers. Lund Humphries, 1995, fig. no. 66, p. 106, ill.
Gregory R. Suriano The Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators: The Published Graphic Art of the English Pre-Raphaelites and Their Associates. Oak Knoll Press, 2000, p. 248, ill.