Bundy, Edgar (1862-1922; English)
To Sedgmoor 1901
Watercolour on paper, 41.4 x 16.8 cm (sheet) 
Purchased, 1901
National Gallery of Victoria (108-2)

Bundy specialized in historical painting. His 1905 painting The Morning of Sedgmoor (Tate Gallery) depicts the prelude to the 1685 battle at which James II’s forces defeated the rebellious Duke of Monmouth, subsequently beheaded for treason. This watercolour, selected by the RA, evidently refers to the same event.


AR 1901, p.23; NGV 1905, p. 79 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.173; ; size given as 15½” x 6½”; ill.) [£52/10] 

For Bundy, see Bénézit 3, pp.10-11; AKL 15 (1997), pp.136-37; and Mallalieu (1976), p.47. See also http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/bundy-the-morning-of-sedgemoor-n01960