Merlin Paints the Young Knight's Shield

Merlin Paints the Young Knight's Shield
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Merlin Paints the Young Knight's Shield

from: Vivien -  1867

This picture illustrates the lines from Tennyson's "Vivien" idyll, later renamed "Merlin and Vivien":

"I took his brush and blotted out the bird,
And made a Gardner putting in a graff,
With this for motto, 'Rather use than fame.'"