Edgar Bundy

The Day of Sedgemoor

The Day of Sedgemoor by Edgar Bundy

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The protestant Duke of Monmouth, illegitimate son of Charles II led a rebellion against his catholic uncle, the newly crowned James II. On 5 July 1685 the Royal Army engaged the rebels at Sedgemoor in Somersetshire, exacting a crippling defeat. The pretender to the throne was found disguised as a peasant, and was beheaded the following week. Bundy depicts a wounded cavalier, one of Monmouth's supporters, given refuge by locals. The theme of loyalty to the crown was popular in painting during Queen Victoria's reign.

Title
The Day of Sedgemoor
Artist/creator
Production date
circa 1907
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
1511 x 1511 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1921
Accession no
M1921/1/7
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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