The Meeting on the Turret Stairs Art Print
The medieval Danish ballad 'Helellil and Hildebrand' tells of Hellelil's ill-fated love for her bodyguard Hildebrand, whose death is ordered by her father. Burton depicts the moment of the couple's final meeting, before Hildebrand goes to meet his death. Their averted eyes and tender embrace are poignant yet understated, implying the inevitable tragedy to follow. Burton's interest in the art and legend of the middle ages was shared with the Pre-Raphaelites, whom he was associated with in London. Burton chose 'Hellelil and Hildebrand' specifically as the poem had been translated from Danish by his friend Whitley Stokes.
National Gallery of Ireland Art Prints are the perfect way to have your own masterpiece. Printed on high quality 240gsm Satin paper using Epson Ultrachrome Archival inks, each print have a stated light fastness and image permanence of up to, at least 75 years. In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the print should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its UV rays.
All prints have the title and artist's name printed at the bottom of each reproduction.
Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm (including white border)
Original Painting Information
Frederic William Burton, Irish, 1816-1900
Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs, 1864
Watercolour and gouache on paper, 95.5 x 60.8 cm
Bequeathed, Margaret McNair Stokes, 1900