Study for the Sleeping Knights card

Study for the Sleeping Knights

WAG 8979

Currently not on display

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'Study for the Sleeping Knights' is a preparatory sketch for a larger painting, 'The Briar Rose'. The story is based on the fairy tale of a princess and her kingdom who have fallen under a spell. They will sleep for 100 years, only to be awakened by a young prince's kiss. The bodies of the knights are depicted frozen in time and suffering as they sleep.