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Nottingham Castle (King Charles I Raising His Standard, 24 August 1642)

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums and Galleries

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In the centre middleground rises the seventeenth-century castle, as imagined by Dawson. On the left of the picture is a plateau of land, where the main groups of figures are assembled. In the foreground, a horseman gallops up to the plateau, while a group of women and a cavalier survey the scene. Behind this small group is a platoon of troops, their pikes raised n the air, facing the major group of figures.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    147.3 x 238.8 cm

  • Accession number

    NCM 1912-58

  • Acquisition method

    purchased from Mrs Clara Colls, 1912

Normally on display at

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Friar Lane, off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL England

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