The meeting of Louis XI and Edward IV on the Bridge of Pecquigny (1855)

The meeting of Louis XI and Edward IV at Pecquery

‘The meeting of Louis XI and Edward IV on the Bridge of Pecquigny’ by Eyre Crowe (1855)

Medium: oil

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 Sotheby’s on 16 May 1988. It fetched £2,200. The historical significance of the meeting is investigated in the following online article:

http://www.ancientpages.com/2017/08/28/on-this-day-in-history-treaty-of-picquigny-negotiated-between-england-and-france-on-august-29-1475/

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