From our European Collection, a very fine historical oil painting on canvas by Robert Alexander Hillingford (1828-1904) entitled "Charles X of Sweden after the Battle of Pultova." Signed lower right "R. Hillingford". Inscribed on the back on an old fragmented paper label as follows: "Charles X ** Sweden/after the B****e of Pultova/"Twas after dread Pultovas day"/"When fortune left the Royal Swede"/"The wounded Charles was forced to flee"/--------- Surrounded by the faithful few"/--------Let none despond let none despair/"Tomorrow the Borysthenes may see our coursers/graze at ease/"Upon ***** Wish ******"
Size and Condition: Image size excluding frame is 30 inches wide, 20 inches tall. There is expected age-related crazing / craquelure seen throughout the painting surface, other than that, the piece appears to be in quite good shape, with no tears or punctures to the canvas.