A Battle Scene
British (English) School
This is a type of painting usually associated with 17th – century artists, such as Jan Wyck, but from the handling of the paint, this picture appears to have been painted a century later.
Oil painting on canvas, A Battle Scene, English School, ?18th century. A group of foot soldiers are in the centre, guarding their standards and shooting at approaching cavalry. Two trees frame the composition to the right. Must represent a particular event, but very difficult to know which.
Given by Matilda Theresa Talbot (formerly Gilchrist-Clark) (1871 – 1958), who gave the Abbey, the village of Lacock and the rest of the estate to the National Trust in 1944, along with 96 of the family portraits and other pictures, in 1948
Lacock Abbey, The Talbot Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist Flemish School, artist Dutch School, artist