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Pencil Drawing - Sir Galipot bearing the holy Gruel

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1922P20
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1855c - 1859c

Maker Information

Artist:Simeon Solomon - View biography for Simeon Solomon


The sombre mood of much of Solomon's work may suggest he was a man of brooding and melancholic temperament. However, reminiscences of those who knew him often recall his ebullient wit and charm: he 'convulsed his friends with laughter by his strange and weird imagination'. In this drawing, he pokes fun at one of the central themes in Pre-Raphaelite art, the Quest for the Holy Grail. Solomon seems to have made many humorous drawings and caricatures like this one, either for his own amusement or to entertain his friends, but they rarely survive.

Presented by Mr. A. E. Anderson, 1922.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Humour, Holy Grail
Medium:Pencil on paper.


Height:137 mm
Width:58 mm

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