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Oxford Union Society : the story of the painting of the pictures on the walls and the decorations on the ceiling of the Old Debating Hall (now the Library) in the years 1857-8-9; by W. Holman Hunt.

William Holman Hunt

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1906

Physical Description

15 p., [12] leaves of plates : ill. ; 39 cm.

General Note

Introduction by C. J. Holmes


List of plates: Education of Arthur by Merlin (Riviere) -- Arthur's wedding, with incident of the white hart (Riviere) -- Sir Lancelot's vision of the Sangrael (Rossetti) -- Sir Pelleas and the Lady Etarde (Prinsep) -- King Arthur receiving his sword excalibur (Pollen) -- King Arthur's first victory with the sword (Riviere) -- Sir Tristram and La Belle Yseult (Morris) -- The death of Merlin (Burne-Jones) -- Sir Gawaine and the three damsels at the fountain (Spencer Stanhope) -- The death of Arthur (Hughes) -- Roof (Morris) -- King Arthur and the knights at the round table (Munro).

Summary Note

The Pre-Raphaelite murals in the old Library at the Oxford Union were painted between 1857 and 1859 by a team of young artists including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. The paintings depict scenes from the Arthurian legends.

Copy Note

"Of this edition, three hundred and twenty five copies have been printed, of which three hundred are for sale. This is copy number 201."