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View of Saint Joseph's Church, Waterloo, from an album of 54 landscape drawings and watercolours
Graphite and watercolour
- Production date
Height: 245 millimetres (album)
Height: 134 millimetres (drawing)
Width: 323 millimetres (album)
Width: 105 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 is one of eleven views in this album which show the battle fields and of Quatre Bras and towns of Waterloo in the aftermath of the battles on 16 and 18 June 1815 respectively. The present drawing depicts the church of Saint Joseph in Waterloo as seen from the Inn in Waterloo, where Duke Wellington and the Seventh Coalition army took headquarters during the battles against the French army led by Napoleon Bonaparte. For the other drawings, see 2016,7006.1.45 to 54.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015, 5 Feb-31 Aug, London, British Museum, Bonaparte and the British, no. 145
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Battle of Waterloo 18 June 1815
- 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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