The Meeting on the Turret Stairs Canvas 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.
National Gallery of Ireland Canvas Prints feel like having the real painting on your wall. Printed on Hahnemuhle Leonardo Canvas using ultra chrome HDR pigment inks, our canvas prints come rolled in a protective tube with the painting's information.
In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the canvas should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its harmful UV rays.
Dimensions (including border) : 55 cm x 70 cm
Dimensions of image:36 cm x 56 cm
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