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Paul Ryan

Knut Farewell and Prosper

Oil on linen

Originally intended as a light and humorous work this painting took on a darker and more solemn life of its own. It came to depict Knut, a man of power and positive magic, setting off on a final journey together with his familiar spirit – the crow – towards Valhalla. The title in Old Norse translates as ‘Knut Fara Heil Ok Vel’

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