Attack on a Galleon, 1905, by Howard Pyle (1853–1911). "Do you know an American magazine called Harper's Monthly? There are things in it which strike me dumb with admiration, including sketches of a Quaker town in the olden days by Howard Pyle." ~Vincent van Gogh, in a letter to his brother, Theo. Quote from NC Wyeth: A Biography | As an aside, Maxfield Parrish was a student of Howard Pyle
This is probably one of my favorite depictions of the Green Knight and Gawain because Gawain is clearly defeated (embarrassed and ashamed) whereas the Green Knight stands strong, looking downwards on him but not lifting his axe against him.