Arts Everyday Living: A Medieval Tale— The Story of Star-Crossed Lovers

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A MEDIEVAL TALE

THE STORY OF STAR-CROSSED LOVERS

 

 

Frederic William Burton, Hellelil and Hildebrand, The Meeting on the Turret Stairs, 1864, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

 Princesss Hellelil and her body guard Hildebrand had fallen in love but her father regarded the young soldier as an unsuitable match for his daughters and ordered his sons to kill her.

National Gallery of Ireland website

This watercolor by Irish artist Frederic William Burton (1816-1900) captures a pivotal moment based on a Danish medieval tale of star-crossed lovers.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

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