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A view of the village of Waterloo, from an album of 54 landscape drawings and watercolours; the inn of Waterloo to the left, Saint Joseph's church to the right, soldiers in front, buildings in the back before towering clouds
Verso: An observation derrick with soldiers and a horseman around its base
Graphite, watercolour and brown ink
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Height: 245 millimetres (album)
Height: 99 millimetres (drawing)
Width: 323 millimetres (album)
Width: 371 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 villages of Quatre Bras and Waterloo in the aftermath of the battles on 16 and 18 June 1815 respectively. For the other drawings, see 2016,7006.1.44 to 50; 52 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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