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Queen Philippa Interceding for the Lives of the Burghers of Calais
Benjamin West(American, 1738-1820)
“I love the history depicted in this painting. The resolute faces of the burghers show such strength. West conveys so clearly the queen's compassion while pleading to the guards. I also love the richness of the queen's gown and the detailed armor on the guard. ”
Kathleen Mourad, Volunteer
- Oil on canvas
- Canvas: 39 1/2 x 52 1/4 in. (100.3 x 132.7 cm) Framed: 47 1/2 x 59 7/8 x 3 in.
- American Art before 1950
- Gift of James E. Scripps
- Accession No.
- Thomas Hankey sale, Christie's, London, June 7-8, 1799, lot 20. John Willett sale, Peter Coxe, London, June 1, 1813, lot 79. James E. Scripps, Detroit. Acquired in 1889.
- canvas, oil, paint, history, narrative
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