~ Very Fine Charles II The Boscobel Oak 1889 Original Oil On Canvas ~
~ By Ernest Crofts 1847-1911 ~
A beautiful and finely executed oil on canvas painting by the artist Ernest Crofts (15 September 1847 – 19 March 1911), the famous British painter of historical and military scenes.
The piece is entitled ‘The Boscobel Oak’ & it depicts the daring escape of Charles II in 1651 after his loss in the Battle of Worcester. He can just be seen hiding in the tree whilst parliamentarian forces are searching the area.
The piece is entitled “Boscobel” & “Ernest Crofts R.A.” along the lower edge of the mount.
The piece is signed and dated ‘E. Crofts 1889’ to the lower right of the canvas.
It was exhibited in London at the Royal Academy in 1889, exhibit number no. 164.
His biography can be seen on Wikipedia.
~ Dimensions ~
The frame has a width of 30 inches (76.2 cm), a height of 23.5 inches (59.7 cm) & a depth of 2 inches (5.1 cm).
The painting has a width of 24 inches (61 cm) & a height of 17.5 inches (44.4 cm).
It weighs 3.59 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The canvas & painting are in excellent condition.
The frame shows sign of wears, including loss of the golden gilt along the edges. The title on the mount is slightly worn. There is some chipping on the lower right hand corner.