Circle of William Hogarth (English, 1697-1764)
'' Bishops Committed to the Tower ''
Oil on wood panel
36 x 31 in (92 x 78 cm) framed approx
Provenance: Christie's London, 9th March 2005, Lot 216
A very very interesting large early 18th century oil on wood panel depicting an extensive scene in front of the Tower of London as seven bishops are committed to the Tower
The bishops are taken by boat towards Traitors Gate as a large crowd gathers on both sides. An extensively detailed work including soldiers, Beefeaters and dozens of others who jostle for position in the melee
In very good condition for age, well framed and ready to hang