Brutus, the nephew of Aeneas, is sent to Albion (the future Britain) by the goddess Diana

Brutus, the nephew of Aeneas, is sent to Albion (the future Britain) by the goddess Diana

Amy Jeffs

£45.00

Amy Jeffs’ work is inspired by the medieval manuscript she researched for her PhD. The linocuts displayed here were made in the belief that Britain’s current identity crisis is as much a confusion of apocrypha as it is of facts.

The whole series consists of seven episodes from the original Latin version of the myth, Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain, written in 1136 for the Norman elite of England. They explore the fantasy of Britishness.

Brutus, the nephew of Aeneas, is sent to Albion (the future Britain) by the goddess Diana

The History of the Kings of Britain, Ch. I. 11

“Brutus, beyond the setting of the sun, past the realms of Gaul, there lies an island in the sea, once occupied by giants. Now it is empty and ready for your folk. Down the years thus will provide an abode suited to you and your people; and for your descendants it will be a second Troy. A race of kings will be born there from your stock and the round circle of the whole earth will be subject to them.”

Linocut print on 200gm paper

H 15 x W 21 cm

H 32 x W 44 cm (framed)

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