The Holly King

Margaret Ellis
The Holly King
  • Media: Watercolour
  • Subject:
  • Size: 12 x 16 inches
  • Surface: Canvas
  • Price: £0.00

This painting depicts the Holly King at Yule, as he is about to be deposed by the Oak King - who can be seen approaching from the distance to challenge him. The legend is that on the night of the Summer Solstice the Holly King comes back and deposes the Oak King - until the following Yule.

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