Size: 65 x 44 inches
Owner: private owner, U.S.A.
This very large and complex scene was not exhibited at the Royal Academy or elsewhere to my knowledge. It was possibly purchased by an unknown person soon after its completion. It was never mentioned by Eyre Crowe and no records of it can be found until it was auctioned by Christie’s on 20 May 1979 under the title ‘Louis XI and Edward IV meeting on the Bridge of Pecquigny ‘. It was auctioned again by Christie’s on 12 February 1982, and then by Sotheby’s on 16 March 1988 when it fetched £2,200. The current owners purchased it in the 1990s from a private collector.
The historical significance of the meeting is investigated in the following online article: