'Soldiers Recreating', 1798 (c)

Thomas Rowlandson

'Soldiers Recreating', 1798 (c)
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

'Soldiers Recreating', 1798 (c).

Sepia aquatint after Thomas Rowlandson, British Army on Campaign 1798.

Soldiers from an unknown unit enjoy a musical interlude during a break from their duties. They are accompanied by their womenfolk. Although only a few men from each unit were officially allowed to marry and have their wives and families accompany them, during the Wars of the French Revolution (1793-1802) women would have been found in almost every British military camp. Some worked as cooks, laundry women and sutlers (camp followers who sold provisions), while others were prostitutes.

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NAM. 1983-11-63-2

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