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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

An Incident in the Rebellion of 1745

Overview

Creator: Attributed to David Morier (1705?-70) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c. 1745-85
Materials: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
60.5 x 99.5 cm
RCIN 
401243
Reference(s): 
OM 599
Provenance: 
First recorded in the Royal Collection during the reign of George III
Description:

This probably belongs with a set of four battle pieces demonstrating the prowess of different nations in combat (see also RCIN 406880, 406882 and 406885), which belonged to the Duke of Cumberland and which hung together in General Taylor's Room at Buckingham House in 1819.

Here a hand-to-hand combat between a party of Highland warriors and an officer, sergeant and privates of a Grenadier company of the 4th King's Own (Barrel's) Regiment, with a Battalion Company officer and drummer of the regiment behind.

Further details

Additional Creators: British School, 18th century (artist)
Previously attributed to Wilhelm Alexander Wolfgang von Kobell (1766-1855) (artist)
Category: 
Paintings