Pelleas and Melisande

SIDNEY HAROLD METEYARD RBSA (1868-1947) Biography
BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL (1843-1971)

Pelleas and Melisande (England, 1913)

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Watercolour and gouache on paper
Signed and dated 1914

Dimensions

98.00cm high
38.00cm wide
(14.96 inches wide)
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Exhibition History

London, Royal Academy, 1913, number 1169

Description / Expertise

Meteyard is known as a painter in oil, watercolour and tempera and also as a designer of stained glass. He studied at Birmingham School of Art under Edward R. Taylor and later became an Associate of RBSA in 1902 and a full member in 1908. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Birmingham, Liverpool and the Paris Salon. All his work shows a strong influence of Burne-Jones, examples can be seen in Birmingham Art Gallery.

Pelleas was one of the Knights of the Round Table, and is famous for chasing the “blatant beast” in the Faerie Queen when it breaks its chain with which it had been bound by Sir Calidore.