Artist: Ron Embleton
Medium: Gouache on Board
Size: 19" x 21" (470mm x 535mm)
Date: 1962This is the original Gouache painting by Ron Embleton.
A troup of Royalist cavalry soldiers with their swords flashing charge through a group of Roundheads at the Battle of Naseby. Naseby was the key battle in the English Civil War and was fought on the 14th June, 1645.
The main part of King Charles army was defeated by the Parliamentarian New Model Army lead by Oliver Cromwell and Sir Thomas Fairfax.
This dramatic painting was used as the cover to Look and Learn #51, 5th January 1963 and was used to publicise the start of a history of Cromwell entitled The Farmer who Ruled England.Ron Embleton biography