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This oil on canvas painting by English artist Briton Rivière was purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales (from the artist) in 1897-1898. Completed in 1888, it depicts an armoured medieval knight lying supine on top of a wooden bed and…

This oil on canvas painting by well-known nineteenth-century artist Edward Burne-Jones was gifted to the Art Gallery of New South Wales by Arthur Moon. It is one of seven paintings from a ‘St George and the Dragon’ narrative cycle that…

This elaborate staircase window in a converted St Kilda mansion is probably by Ferguson & Urie and dated c.1884. The window depicts a red-cloaked and fully armoured St George standing on the head of a dragon. Images of St George and the Dragon were…

This is one of several ‘battle’ images from the NEMAS Easter Gathering in Armidale, NSW, in 2008. A number of medieval re-creation enthusiasts are engaged in close combat. They are armed with swords and what look to be mostly kite shields, and…

This painting by English artist Arthur Hughes was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in 1919 with funds from the Felton Bequest. It portrays a scene fromthe well-known ballad of the same name penned in 1819 by Romantic poet John Keats. The…

This close-up image of a mounted knight’s leg was taken at Ironfest in 2008 by the photographer Richard Taylor. It reveals a blend of contemporary customs and traditional workmanship, for modern re-enactments of jousting require utmost mobility…

This is a ‘frozen’ combat image taken at the Blacktown Medieval Fayre by photographer Richard Taylor in 2011. It depicts a participant dressed in a Norman style helmet complete with a chainmail collar known as an avential or camal, and engaged in…

This detailed action photograph of two knights jousting was taken at the Blacktown Medieval Fayre by Richard Taylor in 2011. Considerable attention to detail is evidenced by quality gear and trappings. Note the blunt headed lance and knightly…