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Jack Keay
Charles The Hammer (Original)

Charles The Hammer (Original) by Jack Keay at The Illustration Art Gallery

Ref: KeayJackSOF2 (Click for LARGE picture)

Artist: Jack Keay (biography)
Medium: Gouache on Board
Size: 12" x 8" (300mm x 210mm)
Date: 1974

This is the original unique Gouache painting by Jack Keay.

The painting shows troops of Charles the Hammer invading what proved to be a deserted Muslim camp at the start of the second day of a battle at Poitiers between Christian French and Saracens.

Because of the heavy blows Duke Charles showered upon the Saracens he was called Charles the Hammer. Charles was the Grandfather of the greatest of early French Kings - Charlemagne.

Originally published in Look and Learn issue 664, 5th October 1974.


Price:  245.00
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Jack Keay

Jack Keay