A Battle Scene

British (English) School
National Trust Inventory Number 996343

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1700 - 1799
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 813 x 1283 mm (32 x 50 1/2 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Lacock, Wiltshire
Not on show

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.

Summary description

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

Credit line

Lacock Abbey, The Talbot Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

British (English) School, artist
Flemish School, artist
Dutch School, artist

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Periods 18th century (87812)
Maker British (English) School (3778)
Flemish School (165)
Dutch School (181)
Object Type Oil painting (14421)

Record Status


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