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.
The Battle of Naseby by Unknown Artist, 1670
- Oil on canvas
- 60 x 96 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,000 ( Total: £12,500)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Prior to the 1930s in the possession of a branch of the Fitzgerald family, formerly of Naseby Hall.