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Parading soldiers, from an album of 54 landscape drawings and watercolours; in the foreground three soldiers, one seen frontal, two in profile, one with an arm sling; soldiers during a military drill in the back
- Production date
- 1815 (around)
Height: 245 millimetres (album)
Height: 104 millimetres (drawing)
Width: 323 millimetres (album)
Width: 184 millimetres (drawing)
- Curator's comments
- This drawing is one of 54 from an album by Thomas Stoney (2016,7006.1.1 to 54) which includes views of the battle fields of Quatre Bras and Waterloo, as well as views in or of Holyhead, Dublin, Zalk, Louvain, Harlingen, Florence and some portraits, many inscribed with locations. For a description of the album, see the curatorial comment for 2016,7006.1.1.
This drawing of British soldiers seems to be associated with Stoney's depictions of the battle fields of Quatre Bras and Waterloo and may have been produced before or after the battles of 1815. For the watercolours of the battle fields, see 2016,7006.1.44 to 54.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015, 5 Feb-31 Aug, London, British Museum, Bonaparte and the British, no. 145 (this drawing not displayed)
2018-2019, Oct 4 – 27 Jan, London, BM G90, New Acquisitions: Gozzoli to Kara Walker [open to fol. 43]
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The album presumably passed through van der Weyer's descendants; whereabouts unknown until purchased by William Drummond in 1970s, from whom the BM acquired it in 2016.
This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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