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.