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 French School , Warrior King

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Title Warrior King
Collection Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford
Artist French School
Date Earliest possibly 1800
Date Latest possibly 1900
Current Accession Number 46:1948
Former Accession Number 46:48
Subject figure; military and war
Measurements 24 x 17 cm (estimate)
Material tempera on paper
Acquisition Details Transferred from Cliffe Castle, Keighley 1974.
Provenance J. G. Wordsworth, Grasmere, Westmorland before 1948; National Trust, 1948; given by National Trust to Cliffe Castle, Keighley, 1948.
Notes Label on Reverse 'REGISTRES PERFECTIONNES, Fournitures Gennales [;] de Bureaux Maison de Banque, Paris, Rue de Clery, 19, Dissaiquisucct [;] au Chauvaut'; label on Reverse of a family crest eagle surrounded by legend 'PRO DEO ET PATRIA'. William Wordsworth's first son was called John. Unable to examine this painting, March 2006. In the catalogue, it is described as showing a warrior king, possibly Roman, standing on the field of battle. His page boy carries his helmet. In the background are pavilions and a castle on the hill.
Rights Owner Bradford Museums, Galleries and Heritage (Cartwright Hall)
Author Dr Phillippa Plock



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