This study was for the painting 'The Battle of Drumclog', which Harvey exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1836. It shows the battle that took place in 1676 between the Covenanters and the Royalist army led by John Graham of Claverhouse (who eventually became Viscount Claverhouse of Dundee). The battle of Drumclog was the only occasion on which the Covenanters defeated the Royalist forces. Harvey had a genuine sympathy for the Covenanters. Unfortunately his composition is not wholly successful, as the numerous intertwined figures become confusing, making it difficult for the viewer to understand the action.