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Oil painting - Memento of the Knights Templar, Rhodes
  • Memento of the Knights Templar, Rhodes
    Johnson, Harry John, born 1826 - died 1884
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Memento of the Knights Templar, Rhodes

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Rhodes (possibly, painted)

  • Date:

    1845 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Johnson, Harry John, born 1826 - died 1884 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on panel

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Sidney Vacher as a gift from a member of the Walpole Society in memory of the Battle of Jutland

  • Museum number:

    P.9-1919

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Oil on panel entitled 'Memento of the Knights Templar, Rhodes' depicting a soldier lighting a green cannon which is pointing out of an opening in the brick wall. They are possibly situated on a roof. There is another figure who has removed their shoes and is seated next to the cannon, holding a long smoking pipe.

Place of Origin

Rhodes (possibly, painted)

Date

1845 (painted)

Artist/maker

Johnson, Harry John, born 1826 - died 1884 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on panel

Marks and inscriptions

'H J Johnson 45. Rhodes.'
Signed and dated by the artist, lower left

Dimensions

Height: 22.1 cm estimate, Width: 37.6 cm estimate

Object history note

Presented by Sidney Vacher, 1919

Descriptive line

Oil painting entitled 'Memento of the Knights Templar, Rhodes' by Harry John Johnson. British School, 1845.

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

Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 133
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921

Materials

Oil paint; Panel

Techniques

Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Battles; Cannons; War; Smoking; Soldiers; Knights

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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