Artwork Title: The Council Chamber (from  - Artist Name: Edward Burne-Jones

The Council Chamber (from

Edward Burne-Jones, 1889

The painting shows the scene in the Council chamber. The members of the council sleep, as does the King who is slumped on his throne. Under the draped curtains and through the window further soldiers can be seen sleeping. Under The Council Chamber, the inscription reads: "The threat of war the hope of peace The Kingdoms peril and increase Sleep on and bide the latter day When fate shall take her chain away."
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