La Belle Dame Sans Merci


A piece I created for the 2019 Tintagel Fairy Fayre – “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” is a theme based on the Alain Chartier poem from the 1400s and later re-worked/re-discovered by Keats and thus the Pre-Raphaelite artists and other Victorian aesthetes in the 1800s co-opted her as a common theme.  Thus it became a popular leitmotif for artists, writers, poets and other creative types over the centuries.  As this was a painting I did specifically to debut at the Tintagel Fairy Fayre at King Arthur’s Hall in Tintagel, Cornwall, UK – the Arthurian overtones fit in great with this piece!  I particularly had fun with the reflections on the early Anglo-Saxon style helmet – based on an actual helmet we saw at the marvelous Wallace Collection near my studio in London.  Poppies are a universal (particularly in the UK) symbol of memorial – veterans, soldiers, those who have perished in wars, etc. which I found well suited for the idea of the remains of a dead knight.   The original acrylic painting herself has already been reserved/sold, we now have prints & canvases available worldwide.. She’s a painting that was be used on promotional materials, tickets, adverts, etc. for FAE Magazine in regard to the Tintagel Fairy Fayre.  “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” translates loosely to “The beautiful woman without mercy” and the Keats version has a lot of faery reference in it, so I found it to be a very suitable piece of artwork for the event/show.  We also did a special enamel pin version of her that was handed out to attendees of the Fairy Fayre in Tintagel!  Many of you may have watched the live broadcast I streamed from my studio while I sketched & painted this painting (and if not, check out my recent broadcasts on Twitch = user ID:  JasmineBecketGriffith  – or the older archives on my YouTube channel user ID = JasmineBecket  ).  In these programs I talk a lot about the history of “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” as an artistic theme & inspiration as well as showing off the predecessors from John William Waterhouse, Frank Dicksee,  Frank Cadogan Cowper, Arthur Hughes,  Walter Crane, etc. from the Victorian era.

The Masterpiece Limited Editions are now SOLD OUT.  We do have available the Open Edition Canvases which are remarqued with the JBG initial on the front, measure 12″x16″ (also wrapped & ready-to-hang) and come with a signed certificate of authenticity.



Additional Details

All Glossy Photo Prints are printed on a glossy photo paper with Canon Lucia archival inks and signed ON THE BACK by ME, the artist. Small prints are printed on 8.5×11″ sheets, large prints on 13×19″ sheets, and XL prints on 17″x 22″ but the printed area will reflect the odd dimensions of the painting itself. When you select the print size and type that you want to purchase, the Printed Area Dimensions will appear below your selection. Please note the dimensions to make sure that the print you select is a size that will work for your needs. We cannot provide custom print sizes at this time. What you see offered is what is available.


The Masterpiece Limited Edition Canvases (18″x 24″, hand embellished, signed & numbered out of 5 at $595 each) are now sold out!  We do have the  Open Edition Remarqued Canvases (12″x16″ with a signed certificate at $125 each) available. All canvas prints are made on canvas with Canon Lucia archival inks. They are wrapped on boards and stretched over a frame and shipped ready-to-hang. The canvas sides are printed in black, creating a natural self-framing effect, so you don’t have to purchase an additional frame if you don’t want to. The entire piece is also painted with a UV varnish and then heat set for maximum protection and longevity. They are truly beautiful pieces and it is often difficult to tell them apart from the originals. Both types are on the deeper/thicker gallery wrapped boards than our earlier canvases have been, very sturdy and solid, and match the profile of those that are sold at Pop Gallery, etc. If you have any questions about the canvas prints or the differences between the Masterpiece Limited Editions and the Open Editions, please contact us!

Print Sizes

All prints reflect the dimensions of the original piece, so PLEASE NOTE the dimensions to make sure that the print you select is a size that will work for your needs. We cannot provide custom print sizes at this time. What you see offered is what is available.

NOTE: The watermark in the image is only for digital display and does not appear in the originals or prints.


Please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping in the US and 1-4 weeks for international shipping. International shipping times can vary depending on your country’s Border Customs practices.