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Pvt._McNamara

Waterloo - The Day after (painting 1816)

With Waterloo 200 looming on the horizon, I like to point to the reception in those days of the battle especially the suffering.

This paintig is located in the DHM, Berlin (German History Museum). Painted by John Heaviside Clark probably in 1816 it  hauntingly shows the battle carnage eyewitnessed by many. If it was in fact painted shortly after the event it presents some most interesting details in case of accoutrements. Of course contemporary or near contemporary depictions always have to be approached with care, I like the fact the envelope type knapsack, D-section-Messtins and some rectangular knapsacks are shown. Question would be in how far Clark was informed about such details.

http://www.uniformen.napoleon-online.de/index.php?/category/68



Thanks to Markus Stein (www.napoleon-online.de) for putting that online.


Robert
Ben Townsend

Beautiful painting, thanks for sharing. Needs more riflemen of course, but the details are interesting. A quick search turned up this one as well,

http://www.gac.culture.gov.uk/work.aspx?obj=28292 engraved by Dubourg after Clark.
Pvt._McNamara

Interesting. I just noticed that both paintings are nearly identical in composition, so much that they might be copied each other. Now, which would have been the original?
Ben Townsend

Its quite amusing that Clark suffered under the sobriquet, 'Waterloo' Clark. The same was said to be true of a number of other artists, noticeably good old George Jones.

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