The Battle of Naseby by Unknown Artist

Based upon a well known engraving, this small-scale painting depicts in some detail the Battle of Naseby, a key battle in the English Civil War which took place near Daventry.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
60 x 96 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £12,500)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Historical Portraits/ Philip Mould

The opposing armies are shown drawn up before the battle with the captions 'The King's Army' and 'The Rebell Army.' The composition of the painting is greatly enhanced by the hilly, though inaccurate, landscape in which the battle field is depicted.

Provenance

Prior to the 1930s in the possession of a branch of the Fitzgerald family, formerly of Naseby Hall.

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