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The Maclise Cartoon

To commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, Maclise's drawing of the meeting of Wellington and Blücher is being shown for the first time in over 40 years. In this concise but comprehensive volume Annette Wickham looks in detail at the story of the cartoon’s creation and the reasons it has been hidden for so long, while military expert Mark Murray-Flutter offers an engaging analysis of the arms, equipment and characters portrayed in each scene. Featuring a full-colour fold-out of Maclise’s cartoon, the book will fascinate art and military enthusiasts alike.
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Dimensions 22.8 x 16.5cm
Fabric & material Paperback
No. of Pages 48
No. of Illustrations 25
SKU 02083625

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Depicting the famous meeting of Wellington and Blücher directly after their joint victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815, Maclise’s monumental drawing, caused a sensation when it was first shown at the House of Lords in 1859 yet remained largely hidden for most of the twentieth century. Now, to commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, the work is being shown for the first time in over 40 years.

In this concise but comprehensive volume Annette Wickham looks in detail at the story of the cartoon’s creation and the reasons it has been hidden for so long, while military expert Mark Murray-Flutter offers an engaging analysis of the arms, equipment and characters portrayed in each scene. Featuring a full-colour fold-out of Maclise’s cartoon, the book will fascinate art and military enthusiasts alike.

Annette Wickham is Curator of Works on Paper at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Mark Murray-Flutter is Senior Curator of Sporting Firearms and Weapons at Royal Armouries, Leeds.

Exhibition Schedule
Waterloo: The Art of Battle', Royal Armouries, Leeds, 22 May ± 23 August 2015

Daniel Maclise: The Waterloo Cartoon', Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2 September 2015 ± 3 January 2016

Book contains 48 pages and 25 illustrations in colour.

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