A Welcome Arrival, 1855 (c)

John D'Albiac Luard

A Welcome Arrival, 1855 (c)
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

A Welcome Arrival, 1855 (c).

Oil on canvas by John Dalbiac Luard (1830-1860), 1857.

In the centre of the painting, asleep on a table behind the stove, is a cat, long popularly identified as 'Crimean Tom', the pet rescued from Sevastopol and brought back to England by Deputy Assistant Commissary William Gair. It is has been suggested that perhaps Gair is the officer on the left of the painting examining a miniature or photographic image of loved-ones at home. However there is no evidence to substantiate any of these claims.

Image Details

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NAM. 1958-08-18-1

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