Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

Ref: 1033
  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by T.M. Camm

    Manufactured by Camm Brothers

  • Detail

    Painted earthenware

    25.4 x 68.6 cm (sight size)

    English (Birmingham),  circa  1878

  • Exhibited

    Paris, Exposition Universelle, 1878

  • Literature

    The Art Journal for 1878, IV, New York, 1878, p. 368 (see gallery).

  • Collection

    Private collection

  • Notes

    This painted tile, depicting Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, was exhibited in Paris alongside stained glass, for which the three Camm Brothers were better known. ‘The subjects [were] taken from Tennyson’s “Idylls of the King.” (Art Journal, loc. cit.).

    It was noted that ‘Messrs CAMM BROTHERS, Ecclesiastical Decorators and Stained Glass Manufacturers, of Smethwick, and 41, Frederick Street, Birmingham, have prepared for the Exhibition some admirable specimens of their art, which, if they are fortunate in securing a good light for their display, cannot fail to attract notice. The figures in the pictures are well conceived and effectively grouped. These have been designed by Mr. T.W. Camm, and are productions of which he may well be proud.” (Birmingham Daily Post, 20 April 1878).