The Flight from Lucknow

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‘The Flight from Lucknow’ dramatises an event which took place in June–November 1857, part of the Indian Mutiny, or as known in India, the First War of Indian Independence. This was a year-long period of uprising against British Rule in India in 1857–1858. On 25 September 1857, after a 90-day siege by Indian rebels, the British garrison at the city of Lucknow was relieved, women and children being evacuated first and fleeing to Cawnpore.

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery



The Flight from Lucknow




oil on canvas


H 61 x W 45.7 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased at Christie's, 1891

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Leicester Museum & Art Gallery

53 New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 7EA England

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