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The Artists Rifles in Camp

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Army Museum

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In August 1884 the 20th (Artists') Volunteer Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (the Prince Consort’s Own) held their camp at Aldershot. These summer camps were voluntary and usually not very well attended, while the long Easter weekend camp was much more popular. The regiment was raised as part of the rifle volunteer movement of 1860 with the full title 38th Middlesex (Artists) Rifle Volunteers, so-named as it was mainly composed of painters, sculptors, engravers, musicians, architects and actors.

National Army Museum

London


Date

1884

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 81 x W 130 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1972-10-43

Acquisition method

purchased at Sotheby’s, 1972

Work type

Painting


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