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John Newton Mappin Bequest Museums Sheffield
The Morning of the Battle of Waterloo
Date Made/Found: 1876
Artist: Ernest Crofts , British, 1847 - 1911
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Sight size: 993 x 1778mm Overall: 1266 x 2053 x 107mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.1615
As day broke on the 18th June 1815 Emperor Napoleon and his French Imperial Army prepared to attack Wellington at Waterloo. Crofts’ painting shows Napoleon sitting with a map while interrogating a local farmer named Decoster at the French headquarters. Weary mud-splattered soldiers recuperate after their 25 mile march from Quatre Bras to Waterloo in a thunderstorm. In the distance you can make out the lines and fires of the British Army.
Display Location: In Store
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