Description & Technical information

The painting – which depicts King Charles I and his retinue at the first battle of the English Civil War in 1642 – is signed by the artist and dated 1892 in which year it was exhibited at the Royal Academy. It was hung with the following quote from the poet Thomas Macaulay: 

“The King is come to marshal us, all in his armour drest.”

The Battle of Edgehill saw forces loyal to Parliament -commanded by the Earl of Essex, Robert Devereux – delay Charles’ march on London, so preventing his chance of nipping the Great Rebellion in the bud.

Dimensions: (framed) 55cm x 46cm (21¾” x 18”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 41cm x 32cm (16” x 12½”)

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Date:  1892
Period:  late 19th century
Signature: Signed by the artist.
Dimensions: 55 x 46 cm (21⁵/₈ x 18¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints