Elaine - Signed Print
- Unit Price
A gorgeous signed print reproduced from an original pencil drawing by the talented Ed Org.
This is a open edition print available in two sizes prints. Each print is hand signed by Ed Org.
Inspired by Tennyson’s Arthurian Legend, ‘Lily Maid of Astolat’, Elaine fell deeply in love with Lancelot, when he was injured at tournament. Lancelot had travelled in secret carrying the shield of Elaine’s brother Sir Tirre. To heighten his disguise, he was also carrying Elaine’s token to wear in the lists.
When she learned he was wounded, she insisted on nursing him herself. She asked to be his paramour if he would not marry her, but Lancelot remained true to Guinevere.
After Lancelot left, Elaine died for love of him. Her body was lain in a barge and steered down to Westminster, where the King, Queen and Lancelot grieved to see the body. A letter in her hand asked Lancelot to give the mass-penny for her soul.
About Ed Org
Born in Shropshire in 1955, Ed had an idyllic childhood among woods, fields, secret pools and ruined barns, which helped fire his imagination for mythological work.
In the 1970s Ed undertook a Foundation course at Shrewsbury College of Art, and then completed a Fine Art degree at Cheltenham College of Art, with his final degree show based on "The Lord of the Rings".
Until the early 90s Ed worked as a graphic designer in the advertising industry, and then in 1993 he chose to follow his heart and leave safe employment to pursue his own path, and started to create personal works on a mythological theme in watercolour and intricate pencil drawings. He is influenced by his favourite artist, Edward Burne-Jones, but also the book illustrators, Arthur Rackham, Willy Pogany, Russell Flint, Charles Robinson, and others. The landscapes of Devon, the Lake District and local woodland are a feature in many of his pieces. His larger works can take up to 18 months to complete. Ed also produces open and limited edition prints of many of his works.
Ed has undertaken numerous commissions, the most notable being several corporate designs for the Wychwood Brewery including 'Hobgoblin', 'Black Wych' and 'Fiddler's Elbow'.
Ed has a strong following and many collectors across the UK and abroad.
Obsidian has been showing Ed's work since we first opened in 2002, and we now showcase his work in an annual solo show.