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The Exterior of Drury Lane Theatre

Watercolour
1821 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This watercolour records celebrations held at the Drury Lane Theatre in London. They were held on two successive Mondays, 18 and 25 June 1821. The celebrations commemorated the Battle of Waterloo of 1815, when the Duke of Wellington defeated the French emperor Napoleon. They also celebrated the approaching coronation of George IV of England.

The entertainment lasted for four hours. There were plays, music, a masquerade, refreshments and a ball. This watercolour captures the glamour of the event and the anticipation of the audience.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Watercolour on paper
Brief description
Watercolour entitled 'Exterior of Drury Lane Theatre', by R.B. Schnebbellie. London, 1821.
Physical description
Watercolour depicting a theatre and a crowd, illuminated by gas light.
Dimensions
  • Size of paper height: 18.8cm
  • Size of paper width: 18.8cm
Style
Subjects depicted
Summary
This watercolour records celebrations held at the Drury Lane Theatre in London. They were held on two successive Mondays, 18 and 25 June 1821. The celebrations commemorated the Battle of Waterloo of 1815, when the Duke of Wellington defeated the French emperor Napoleon. They also celebrated the approaching coronation of George IV of England.



The entertainment lasted for four hours. There were plays, music, a masquerade, refreshments and a ball. This watercolour captures the glamour of the event and the anticipation of the audience.
Collection
Accession number
638-1877

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Record createdFebruary 12, 2003
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