Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs (1864) by Frederic William Burton

Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs (1864) by Frederic William Burton

A favourite painting of mine.

Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs (1864), a painting in the National Gallery of Ireland by Irish artist Frederic William Burton(1816-1900). Based on a medieval Danish ballad about the ill-starred love between Hellelil and her bodyguard, Hildebrand, it features the lovers sharing a fleeting moment of intimacy.

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