Edwin Austin Abbey

Edwin Austin Abbey (April 1, 1852 – August 1, 1911), artist, painter. His most famous work, The Quest of the Holy Grail, resides in the Boston Public Library. Though born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he moved to England in 1878. The aforementioned work was finished in 1902 and is quintessential of his subject - historical (or pseudo-historical in this case). Another of his work marks the coronation of Edward VII in the same year - it was the official painting of the occasion and hence resides at Buckingham Palace. His work is melodramatic to modern eyes - though he was also a political illustrator for the journal Harper's Weekly.