|Christmas at Camelot, screenprint by Clive Hicks-Jenkins, Penfold Press 2015|
The story has inspired numerous illustrators over the centuries, from the anonymous artist whose work adorns the original manuscript to Diana Sudyka, whose illustrations accompany Simon Armitage's translation of the text in a 2008 Folio Society edition.
|Illustration of Green Knight's arrival by Anning Bell, 1913|
|Green Knight's arrival, by Juan Wijngaard, 1981|
|Green Knight continues speaking, despite losing head, Illustration from original manuscript, C14|
|The same scene illustrated by Diana Sudyka for the Folio Society, 2008|
|Gawain approaches Sir Bertilak's castle, Cyril Satorsky, Ltd Editions Club, 1971|
|Watch out Gawain! Sir Bertilak's wife, by Diana Sudyka|
|Gawain at the Green Chapel, Lego-style, by Josh Wedin 2007|
|Yikes! The Green Knight by Des Hanley, 2000s|
|The moment of truth for Gawain, Dorothea Braby, Golden Cockerel Press 1952|
There's a whole world of other Gawain-related imagery out there - if anyone wants to share any please comment below. I'll post an image of Clive's new piece as soon as it's published. Meanwhile, for an interesting take on Gawain style, check this out.