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Dr Robert Marshall (b.1868), Douglas Camp Medical Officer

Photo credit: Manx National Heritage

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This painting of Dr Marshall is typical of military portraits of the period. The formal, dignified pose of the sitter in his Royal Army Medical Corps officer’s uniform communicates status and authority. Wartime privations are deducible from the use of reclaimed, poor quality materials. The portrait is painted on a sheet of hardboard and framed in the carcass of an old picture frame. Painted at a time of war it is interesting to consider this portrait as somehow representing the unusual relationship between artist and sitter who were technically from different sides of the conflict.

Manx Museum

Douglas


Date

c.1916

Medium

oil on hardboard

Measurements

H 67 x W 55 cm

Accession number

1999-0073

Work type

Painting


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Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 3LY Isle of Man

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