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Print - The Soldier's Farewell

The Soldier's Farewell

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1855 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Baxter print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Francis William Baxter

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PE, shelf 51, box D

Physical description

Baxter-process print depicting a soldier saying good-bye to his family. A man, apparently his father, is handing the soldier a gift.

Place of Origin

England (printed)


1855 (published)


Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

Materials and Techniques

Baxter print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Published Sept 24th 1855, By G. Baxter, Proprietor & Patentee London.'
Lettered on print

Lettered with title in margin


Height: 5.1875 in, Width: 6.5 in

Descriptive line

Print by George Baxter, 'The Soldier's Farewell,' or 'The Parent's Gift,' Baxter-process print, untrimmed proof, England, 1855

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933
cat. no. 200
Lewis, C. T. Courtney. George Baxter (colour printer) his life and work: a manual for collectors. London: S. Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1908.

Production Note

Untrimmed proof.




Baxter-process printing

Subjects depicted

Soldier; Family



Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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