The Village of Waterloo, 1815 (c)

George Jones

The Village of Waterloo, 1815 (c)
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

The Village of Waterloo, with travellers purchasing the relics that were found in the field of battle, 1815 (c).

Oil on panel by George Jones (1786-1869), 1821 (c).

A Prussian soldier offers items to a mounted hussar, while a woman sells military relics from the battlefield of Waterloo to a highlander and some tourists.

In the centre of the painting, a coach with basketwork panniers prepares to leave, possibly returning visitors to Brussels, just as a cartload of red-coated bodies, those of British soldiers, arrive in the village. Mounted lancers wait outside the public house, while one cavalryman on crutches hobbles towards the group.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
71830
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1989-03-24-1

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