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  • Description

    A panoramic view of the battle field of Quatre Bras, from an album of 54 landscape drawings and watercolours; the battle field with naked corpses, buildings, trees and fields beyond, a rainy sky with dark clouds
    Graphite and watercolour on five sheets of joined paper

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  • Date

    • 1815
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 100 millimetres (drawing)
    • Width: 860 millimetres (drawing)
    • Height: 245 millimetres (album)
    • Width: 323 millimetres (album)
  • 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 51; 53 to 54.


  • Location

    Not on display (Not yet placed)

  • Exhibition history

    2015, 5 Feb-31 Aug, London, British Museum, Bonaparte and the British, no. 145

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Battle of Quatre Bras
      16 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. Credit line: "Purchased with funds from the British Museum Friends and the American Friends of the British Museum in honour of Neil MacGregor."

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    Prints & Drawings

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Waterloo battlefield. Aftermath. Drummond panorama 1


Waterloo battlefield. Aftermath. Drummond panorama 1

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