Fréres D'Armes [Brothers in Arms]

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM BUTE 156
Department
Art and Popular Design
Subject period
Materials
  • Support: paper
  • medium: photomechanical reproduction
Dimensions
  • Image: Height 275 mm, Width 203 mm
  • Mount: Height 445 mm, Width 329 mm
Alternative names
  • object category: print
Creator
Category
art
Gift of the 5th Marquess of Bute, 1951

© IWM (Art.IWM BUTE 156)

Object description

image: A central image of a mounted French dragoon in profile facing left. Both horse and rider stand in the middle of a damp country road which leads diagonally across the composition right to left, ending at the ruins of a village in the middle distance. The dragoon, head bowed, silently pays his respects to a brother-in-arms whose grave lies by the roadside to the left. The grave is surmounted by a rough wooden cross together with the occupant's regulation red and blue képi. The soldier wears full regulation kit, crested, cloth-covered helmet, a black horsehair plume at the back; blue tunic, red breeches and black boots. Fully armed, he carries a lance slung over his right shoulder, a carbine over his back and cavalry sword partly obscured by a blue cape draped over the horse blanket.

Inscription

lower right signed in plate printed letterpress title on mount

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