- Museum number
Object: William I receiving the crown of England
Series: Bowyer's History of England
Illustration to Bowyer's edition of Hume's 'History of England' (1805-6); William the Conqueror, standing at left with soldiers waving banners behind him, is presented the crown by Edgar Atheling, kneeling in the centre of the crowd; a prelate, probably Strigand, the Archbishop of Canterbury, stands at right with arms open; a gothic building in background at right; after Benjamin West (Staley 50); published state. 1797
Engraving and etching, printed on chine collé
- Production date
Height: 464 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 330 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The building in the background may have been intended by West to represent either Westminster Abbey or Canterbury Cathedral. See von Erffa and Staley p. 188.
For another impression, see 1858,1009.275.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Norman Conquest 1066
- Associated titles
Associated Title: History of England (vol. I, between pp. 222 and 223)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The 'Book of Donations 1756-1823' on 10 May 1817 records the gift from Mr Noble of 'eight historical prints'. These can be identified with T,8.32 to 38 and S,3.6.
- Prints and Drawings
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- Additional IDs
Other BM number: 1978,U.276