Una and the Lion ready to hang silver ornate framed print
Classic traditional silver ornate frame of Una and the Lion by William Bell Scott, part of the National Galleries of Scotland Collection. This art print is beautifully presented and ready to hang on your wall.
Frame size 29 x 24 cm, image size 18 x 13 cm plus white border, printed on museum fine art paper 280gsm, a gently textured etching paper particularly suited to giclee reproductions of artworks and paintings, ideal for premium colour and monochrome print.
Scott’s painting was inspired by Edmund Spenser’s sixteenth-century poem The Faerie Queen. In the poem, Una is the beautiful young daughter of a king and queen who have been imprisoned by a ferocious dragon. Una undertakes a quest to free her parents, but on her journey she encounters a fierce lion.
The lion is so captivated by Una’s innocence and beauty that he abandons his plan to eat her, and vows instead to become her protector and companion. Scott shows Una gently resting her fingers in the lion’s terrific mane, as they make their way through the autumnal wood together.
William Bell Scott (born 1811 died 1890) was a Scottish artist in oils and watercolour and occasionally printmaking. He was also a poet and art teacher.