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The Escape from Bridport, Dorset, of Charles II after the Battle of Worcester, September 1651

Photo credit: Bridport Town Council

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Charles was disguised as a servant when he travelled through Bridport in 1651. He stayed briefly at the 'George Inn' in East Street for a meal. In this painting the Parliamentarian troops and their captain are shown in the foreground, while the figures right at the back of the picture exiting on horseback are Charles and his companions. The professed subject is therefore almost invisible right at the back, while his pursuers stand centre stage.

Bridport Town Hall


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  • Medium

    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    91 x 107.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    presented by the artist, 1924–1927


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Bridport Town Hall

East Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3HA England

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