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Artist
Date
1921
Period
20th century
Media
Oil on canvas
Measurements
40 x 32 3/8 inches (unframed)
48 x 40 x 1 1/2 inches (framed)
Classification
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Burrage, Jr., 1991.1
Accession No
91.1
Context
This work was one of several commissioned by Charles Scribner’s Sons to illustrate a new edition of Jane Porter’s 1810 historical novel, "The Scottish Chiefs". It is the epic and romantic story of William Wallace’s and Robert the Bruce’s fourteenth-century crusade for Scottish independence from English rule. King Edward I of England, the tyrannical ruler whose defeat the Scots sought, sits astride his horse, accompanied by his knights, looking down upon the field of battle below.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum”.

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