The subject of this drawing is taken from Sir Thomas Malory's 'Morte d'Arthur'. It depicts Sir Galahad, the greatest of the Arthurian Knights, at the culmination of his Quest for the Grail: he died after experiencing a vision in which he received the sacrament of Holy Communion from St. Joseph of Arimathea. Other Arthurian characters appear in the roundels. The style of the work, with its distinctive, angular figures, is similar to that of drawings produced by Solomon in his mid-teens, so it may be datable to as early as 1855. A more irreverent treatment of Arthurian legend can be seen in Solomon's 'Sir Galipot and the Holy Gruel'.