NC Wyeth, Mordred and King Arthur

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Wyeth, Illustration from page 306 of The Boy's King Arthur: the death of Arthur and Mordred - "Then the king . ran towards Sir Mordred, crying, 'Traitor, now is thy death day come.

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“There were seven or eight assailants, and but one to keep head against them. Wyeth illustration from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Black Arrow, 1916

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Mordred ~ is a character in the Arthurian legend, known as a notorious traitor who fought King Arthur at the Battle of Camlann, where he was killed and Arthur fatally wounded. Tradition varies on his relationship to Arthur, but he is best known today as Arthur's illegitimate son by one of his half-sisters, Morgan le Fay or Morgause. In earlier literature, he was considered the legitimate son of Morgause, also known as Anna, with her husband King Lot of Orkney.

Mordred was Arthur's illegitimate son by his half-sister Morgause. His brothers or half-brothers are Gawain, Agravain, Gaheris, and Gareth.

Gino D'Achille

Art by Gino D’Achille: "And when Sir Mordred felt he had his death’s wound he thrust himself with the might that he had up to the bur of King Arthur’s spear." - Sir Thomas Mallory, Le Morte D’Arthur

*N. C. Wyeth* Children of the Bible Good Houskeeping Magazine | Null Entropy

NC Wyeth, "Children of the Bible," Good Housekeeping Magazine, Jan-Dec 1929

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913~   Yniol’s rusted arms were on his princely person, but thro’ these princelike his bearing shone.

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale - Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ Illustration for Enid ~~ Yniol's rusted arms were on his princely person, but thro' these Princelike his bearing shone.

N.C. Wyeth - Launcelot and Guenevere, 1922

Lancelot Rescues Guinevere from the Stake and Carries her off on Horseback, by Newell Convers Wyeth.