Charles Lucy

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Obituary of Charles Lucy in the June 7, 1873 Illustrated London News.

Charles Lucy (1814–19 May 1873) was an English historical painter of the Victorian era.

Lucy was born at Norton Canon, Herefordshire. He was descended from the Lucys of Charlecote, Warwickshire. He studied in Paris under Paul Delaroche. He is best known for his The landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in the National Heritage Museum, Lexington, Massachusetts, USA; engravings of Oliver Cromwell; and a painting of the burial of King Charles I of England in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. This painting was sold by Bonham's, London in October 2006. He exhibited mainly at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. He died in Hereford and is buried in Highgate Cemetery, North London.The sale of the contents of his studio (including unsold paintings) was held at Christie's, London, 4–5 June 1875.

Works[edit]

  • The departure of the Pilgrim Father for America (RA 1848; Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts)
  • The landing of the Pilgrim Fathers (National Heritage Museum, Lexington, Massachusetts)
  • Cromwell resolving to refuse the crown
  • Cromwell's last interview with his favourite daughter
  • The babes in the wood
  • The parting of Lord and Lady Russell

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