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The Farmyard of Hougoumont, Waterloo, from an album of 54 landscape drawings and watercolours; view into the yard of a burned down farmyard through an open gate, trees to the left
Verso: A garden wall of Hougoumont; the wall pierced with loopholes, trees in front
Graphite and watercolour on two joined sheets
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Height: 245 millimetres (album)
Height: 99 millimetres (drawing)
Width: 323 millimetres (album)
Width: 372 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 towns of Quatre Bras and Waterloo in the aftermath of the battles on 16 and 18 June 1815 respectively. The present drawing depicts the yard of the Château du Goumont, now known as Hougoumont, in Waterloo. The sixteenth-century building was fiercly fought over and burned out on 18 June 1815. For the other drawings, see 2016,7006.1.44; 46 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
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- 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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