Original pencil Sketch for the piece titled: Greeting the Dawn
This was a book cover (but I can’t find the book and have no idea who the author was).
From Keith’s note in Knightsbridge:
In the initial version of this painting, the castle was not sitting on the hill but loomed large behind the retreating characters. The editor wanted to show the uphill struggle the characters would face in the novel so, symbolically, putting their goal on the top of a hill would get this point across to the view. That was the thinking, anyway.
(You will notice that this sketch would have been for the initial version of the painting – not the final version).