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Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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It has been suggested that this shows an officer of either the 8th or 10th Hussars, probably leaving for the Crimea in 1854. He leans out of a railway carriage to say goodbye to his wife, while a porter signals that the train is ready to depart. This is probably the 'finished sketch' of the subject exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1864.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford


Date

1863

Medium

oil on paper laid on canvas

Measurements

H 31 x W 23 cm

Accession number

WA1958.57.4

Acquisition method

Bequeathed by Archibald G. B. Russell, C.V.O., 1958

Work type

Painting


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