Alexander Runciman (Artist) John Runciman (After)

The landing of Saint Margaret

The landing of Saint Margaret by Alexander Runciman, John Runciman

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Saint Margaret (ca.1045-93) was the grand-daughter of Edmund Ironside, King of England. She spent her childhood in Hungary, and after the Norman Conquest (1066) she married Malcolm III of Scotland. She was canonized in 1249 in recognition of her social and civil good works. She is shown landing with the King by her side, prior to her coronation. Runciman's use of tense poses and gestures alongside billowing cloth and windswept hair introduces a sense of drama missing from the more passive but worthy, historic narrative. (Monsters and Maidens, 2004)

Title
The landing of Saint Margaret
Artist/creator
Production date
1759-1785
Medium
etching
Dimensions
219 x 185 mm
Inscription
(left) AR unciman (erased) (right) two indecipherable words fecit A. Runciman inv collector's mark J.R. Mackelvie.
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/16/10
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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