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An officer of light dragoons taking leave of his wife, 1795 Featured Robert Smirke Print

An officer of light dragoons taking leave of his wife, 1795

An officer of light dragoons taking leave of his wife, 1795 (c).Oil on canvas, by Henry Singleton (1766-1839), 1795 (c).In this romantic scene, the details of the light dragoons' uniforms, although carefully depicted, do not identify any particular unit. There were two regular regiments of light dragoons with white facings but with silver, not gold, lace. Other, local, light cavalry units of Yeomanry, Provisional Cavalry and Fencibles existed at this time, but they did not serve overseas. As the officer and his wife in evening dress take a last embrace, the scene is reminiscent of the Duchess of Richmond's Ball. This took place in Brussels on 15 June 1815, the eve of the Battle of Quatre Bras and three days before the Battle of Waterloo. The ball was attended by many British officers and, when the Duke of Wellington arrived and confirmed the rumours of a French advance, many hurried away to prepare, while others remained, later leaving directly for the field of battle.Singleton showed artistic promise at an early age and, aged only ten, he exhibited an ink drawing, 'A Soldier returned to his Family', at the Society of Artists. He specialised in portraits, and paintings of literary or contemporary historical subjects, showing over 280 paintings at the Royal Academy. Singleton and his contemporaries Robert Smirke, George Morland and Francis Wheatley produced a number of military genre paintings, usually decorative scenes of smart young soldiers, pretty maids, swooning wives and sobbing children. They were designed for reproduction as prints for the popular market, although no print of this painting has been traced. Date: circa 1795

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The Sixth Reading Room of The British Museum, published in 'London Interiors' Featured Robert Smirke Print

The Sixth Reading Room of The British Museum, published in 'London Interiors'

XJF441269 The Sixth Reading Room of The British Museum, published in 'London Interiors', 1841 (engraving) by Shepherd, Thomas Hosmer (1792-1864) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Sixth Reading Room was designed by the architect Sir Robert Smirke (1780-1867) and was completed in 1838; The room stored more than 10, 000 books and there was space for 168 people to read at 24 tables; It was used as a reading room until 1857 was the famous round, domed reading room was opened; These two rooms have now been converted into the Mexican Gallery and the Chase Manhattan Gallery of North American Art; The British Museum's library became the British Library in 1973;); English, out of copyright

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The Seven Ages of Man: The Infant (from Act II, Scene vii of 'As You Like it' Featured Robert Smirke Print

The Seven Ages of Man: The Infant (from Act II, Scene vii of 'As You Like it'

XYC111999 The Seven Ages of Man: The Infant (from Act II, Scene vii of 'As You Like it' by William Shakespeare) c.1798-1801 (pen & ink and oil on panel) by Smirke, Robert (1752-1845); 38.2x50.5 cm; Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund, USA; (add.info.: All the World's a Stage;); English, out of copyright

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