WEST, Benjamin
(b. 1738, Springfield, d. 1820, London)

The Burghers of Calais

Oil on canvas, 100 x 153 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

George III commissioned Benjamin West to paint a series of large compositions (1786-89) of Edward III's victories over the French in the Hundred Years War for the Audience Chamber at Windsor Castle. This painting is one of them.