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The Wellington Tree

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Belgium (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    1816 (drawn)
    1816 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jackson, John RA, born 1778 - died 1831 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black chalk drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Sheepshanks

  • Museum number:

    FA.143

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 137, box A

Physical description

Black chalk drawing on tinted paper entitled 'The Wellington Tree' at the scene of the Battle of Waterloo. Inscribed with title and date.

Place of Origin

Belgium (probably, drawn)

Date

1816 (drawn)
1816 (made)

Artist/maker

Jackson, John RA, born 1778 - died 1831 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Black chalk drawing

Marks and inscriptions

Sepr 14th 1816
Inscribed with date

Dimensions

Height: 7.625 in, Width: 6.25 in

Object history note

Under this tree, the Duke of Wellington stood during a great part of the Battle of Waterloo. It was afterwards cut down, and sold for relics.

Descriptive line

Black chalk drawing by John Jackson entitled 'The Wellington Tree' at the scene of the Battle of Waterloo. British School, 1816.

Materials

Paper; Chalk

Techniques

Drawing

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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