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Charles II. flying after the Battle of Worcester, (painting)

Artist:
Camphausen
Subject:
Charles II
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 22
We have here one of the artist's best works. No. 16, from his hand, betrays, perhaps, more careful detail; but this, in its general conception and handling, shows the genius of the artist in a broader and nobler light. The Prince, accompanied by two attendants, is pushing his horse to the top of his speed. They turn to look upon the lost field, and to see the rebel colors floating on the battlements behind them; but his gaze is bent upon the vacant space before him, into which he peers as if he would read there something of the future with which he is to cope. The setting sun casts a lurid light upon the scene, in fine keeping with its sentiment. The horses are admirably drawn--full of spirit, as all Camphausen's horses are. [P. 17; see entry 01550016 for other work noted in this commentary.]
The Dusseldorf Gallery. Catalogue of Paintings, by Artists of the Dusseldorf Academy of Art, now on exhibition at 548 Broadway, New-York. Season Tickets to the Gallery, fifty cents. Sidney and Russell, Printers, 79 John Street, N.Y.
Artist nationality: Dusseldorf School.
Topic:
State of Being--Evil--War
Architecture--Military--Battlefield
Portrait male
Equestrian
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat
Control number:
AECI 01550022
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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