The Windmill of Crécy / Crécy in Ponthieu, 26 August 1346 (1903)

'The Windmill of Crécy' by Eyre Crowe A.R.A. (1903)

'The Windmill of Crécy' by Eyre Crowe A.R.A. (1903). Reproduction from Royal Academy Pictures, 1903, p. 21

Medium: oil

Size: 39 x 59 inches

Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1903

Original caption: ‘On August 26, 1346, on which day was fought the Battle of Crécy, it is stated that “Edouard III mounted a windmill”, etc’

Crowe visited Crécy in the autumn of 1902. The old windmill had been torn down in 1888, but Crowe sketched the field, and a nearby windmill, to create the composition. This painting was one of those remaining in Eyre Crowe’s possession at his death, and was sold for £5 15s 6d at an auction of his remaining works at Christie’s in London on 18 March 1911.

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