1DescriptionThe Black Prince of Crecy(fig. 1), 1888, was painted by English born artistJulian Story (1857-1919) in oil on canvas measuring 135” x 205”. The painting represents the Black Prince on the Battlefield of Crecy. Having dismounted his horse, the large dark figure of the Black Prince stands in the middle of the composition and is seen leaning on his sword. He gazes to the right side of the painting where the bodies of a king clad in white and his horse lay dead on the muddy battlefield. The body of the king remains crowned and his shield bears an insignia with three ostrich feathers and the motto “Ich dein” (I serve). This motto is repeated on the harness of the king’s horse. Wind blows the prince’s tattered tunic, which is inscribed with the arms of England, toward these two figures that lay amidst fallen battle-gear and broken shrubs. To the left, a young boy holds the prince’s dark horse which is included in a battalion of mounted soldiers who hold colorful flags high above their heads.