Shield of Three Lions

This illustration by Geoff Taylor, was originally used on Shield of Three Lions, written by Pamela Kaufman,

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Shield of Three Lions


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Shield of Three Lions - art by Geoff Taylor
Shield of Three Lions - art by Geoff Taylor


Description

In this painting, for Shield of the Three Lions, Geoff Taylor has set the landscape with a mountain range in the distance, a castle on the slope of a hill. In the foreground the river flows and a mist is lying low,trees line the river bank where three riders on horseback ride in single file, the first rider carries a shield with three lions upon it.


Synopsis for Original Title

Historical Fiction. Eleven-year-old Alix is the daughter of the baron of Wanthwaite, whose lands along the Scottish border are among the best in England. But when her family is killed and her lands seized, Alix is forced to flee from the only home she's ever known. Her one hope of restoring her inheritance is to plead her case to King Richard the Lion Heart, who is far away in France, preparing to go on his Crusade. Alix resolves to follow him. She cuts her hair, dresses as a boy, and takes the road south to London. Disguised as a beautiful young boy, Alix is more than befriended by the handsome and mysterious King Richard, even becoming his favorite page. Their relationship sets tongues wagging and places Alix in considerable danger as the battle for Jerusalem unfolds.


Details

Availability

Year1
1984

Medium2
Gouache on Artboard

Size approx.3
25x16 inches or 63x40 cm
Original (£300)

Availabe to License
Yes

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