Once upon a time, I painted images like this. It's an illustration from a book by C.J. Cherryh, called PORT ETERNITY, which was published in 1982. In those days I hobnobbed with the authors at conventions and Cherryh herself commissioned this one for her own collection. The story, as I dimly recall, takes place on a spaceship lost in warped reality, where the increasingly demented crew take on "Camelot" roles and Pre-Raphaelite robots fight dragonlike monsters.
Acrylic on illustration board, 14" x 21".