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Wilhelmus Conquistador (The Body of Harold)

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Scene depicting the dead King Harold brought before William the Conqueror after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. In the central middleground, William sits astride his horse dressed in chain mail with bones hanging from a red cord around his neck. A number of his men, some of them wounded, are around him. The dead Harold is brought before him, carried by soldiers, crown on his head and a broken battle-axe still clenched in his hand.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester


Date

1844–1861

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 105 x W 123.1 cm

Accession number

1907.9

Acquisition method

purchased from M. J. Hampson Thornton, 1907

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Signed blc: F.MADOX BROWN 1844-61


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