School of Art
Drawings and Water Colours / WD90
Henry 4th and the Countryman
Ink and watercolour on cream laid paper
275 x 325 mm.
Bequest: George Powell 1882
Inscription reads "Henry 4th and the Countryman. ''It must be with you or I.''"
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Theatrical scene from Shakespeare's 'Henry IV', nocturne; foreground, on the left, a tree trunk; middleground, on the left, King Henry and the Countryman ride together on a white horse; background, on the right, seven figures on horseback appear from a wood. Sketchily drawn in pen and ink with watercolour, the latter mainly grey-green with yellow and red used on the King's horse