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The Earl of Warwick's Vow Previous to the Battle of Towton

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A dramatic portrait of Richard Neville pictured making a vow previous to the Battle of Towton in 1461. He wears a sash round his waist, a billowing cape about his shoulders and an armoured helmet, a sword raised in his right arm towards a cowering white horse at his feet, on the right, held down by another soldier. On the left, a group of soldiers and other figures look on.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester


Date

1797

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 44 x W 35.8 cm

Accession number

1966.334

Acquisition method

purchased from Mrs F. Scharf, 1966

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Unsigned


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