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A very large fine 19th century painting depicting a group of noblemen appearing before king Edward VI, the young son of Henry VIII, and his court by the eminent Victorian painter Charles Cattermole RI (1834-1900). ‘Petitioning the Young King’ is signed by the artist and dated 1875. This important and very detailed gouache and watercolour would have been painted for exhibition and is the largest known work by Cattermole.

In addition to Edward VI, the painting depicts the Lord Protector of the Realm; Edward Seymour (symbolically leaning on the throne), together with Henry VIII’s widow Catherine Parr kneeling beside the young king, with the future queen Elizabeth I and archbishop Thomas Cranmer also in attendance.

As with all of the original antique paintings we sell it is offered in the finest condition it can be for its age having just subject to complete professional examination and conservation. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Charles Cattermole was one of the most gifted and successful watercolour painters of historical subjects in 19th century Britain. From 1858 he exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists (to which he was elected Member in 1876), the New Watercolour Society (elected Member in 1870), the Royal Institute (elected Member in 1870), the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (elected Member in 1883), the Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

Today, paintings by Charles Cattermole are held in the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Sydney Art Gallery in Australia.

Dimensions: (framed) 146cm x 96cm (57½” x 37¾”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 129cm x 76cm (50¾” x 30”)
Medium: Gouache and watercolour.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame.
Condition: Excellent. Ready to hang.

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