The Three Swords
- Materials & Techniques:
- Watercolor, (As issued (colored by hand)
Lettered, center: "The Three Swords | The Document, "By The King which the three | Swords of Cromwell, Fairfax and Lambert, are | represented as piercing, was found at Farnley Hall | Yorkshire, It was addressed to the Proprietor of that | mansion Thomas Fawkes Esqr. [...] 1626. | By the Court Party such instruments were called | Benevolences, but by those who set themselves in array | against the measures of Charles the First, they were | regarded only as one of the various forms, under which | that Prince extored money from this subjects without | the consent of their Representatives. | To the swords of Cromwell and Fairfax are appended | Two military commissions signed by themselves and | over his sword in the center is copied the Autograph of | Lambert. | The Hat belonged to Oliver Cromwell. | The weapons and documents represented, (of the | authenticity of which neighter Mr. Fawes nor his | friends entertain the least doubt) are preserved at | Farnley Hall, and are in a state of excellent preservation."; lettered, lower left "Farnley Hall, 1821"; lettered, right: "Walter Fawkes."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
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Print made by unknown artist, nineteenth century, The Three Swords, 1821
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