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Soldiers Refreshing

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

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Uniform shown is that of the 10th Light Dragoons. Originally attributed to Francis Wheatly, and identified as by Atkinson by W. Y. Carmen (July 1964) who says: "Atkinson produced the 33 coloured plates for 'A Picturesque Representation of the Naval Military and Miscellaneous Costume of Great Britain' in 1807. One of the military plates is precisely the same composition, building, and soldiers as your painting. There are however, minor variations in the uniform but I consider yours to be the original on which Atkinson based his colour plate. The print has been reproduced on page 96 of 'Wellington and Waterloo' by Major A. Griffiths. Newner 1898."

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries



Soldiers Refreshing




oil on canvas


H 50.8 x W 43.5 cm

Accession number

NCM 1904-82

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Mr Richard Godson Millns, 1904

Work type


Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG2 3NG England

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