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Oil painting - Beating for recruits
  • Beating for recruits
    Webster, Thomas RA, born 1800 - died 1886
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Beating for recruits

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    1830-1850 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Webster, Thomas RA, born 1800 - died 1886 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on mahogany panel

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Jones

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Oil on panel;Three boys peer around a cottage door at another boy seated and rocking a cradle from which a baby is falling

Place of Origin

Great Britain (painted)


1830-1850 (painted)


Webster, Thomas RA, born 1800 - died 1886 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on mahogany panel

Marks and inscriptions

T Webster
signed bottom right


Height: 44.5 cm estimate, Width: 39.4 cm estimate, Height: 70 cm frame, Width: 60 cm frame, Depth: 7 cm frame

Object history note

Bequeathed by John Jones, 1882

Descriptive line

Oil on panel, 'Beating for Recruits', Thomas Webster, 1830-1850

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 302


Oil; Panel



Subjects depicted

Children; Cradle; Baby; Interior; Cottage




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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