Edwin Austin Abbey—an American muralist and painter—made a significant mark during the "golden age" of illustration. Known for his Shakespearean and Victorian subject paintings, his masterful renditions of Edward VII's coronation and the acclaimed mural series The Quest and Achievement of the Holy Grail in the Boston Public Library garnered wide recognition. Abbey's artistic journey transitioned from illustration for publications like Harper's Weekly and Scribner's Magazine to renowned oil paintings and murals. His influence extended to the National Academy of Design, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Notably, Abbey's legacy includes preserving historical accuracy and supporting artistic practice through scholarships.