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The Capture of the French Eagle

Photo credit: Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

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Denis Dighton was born in London in 1792 and is best known for his military portraits and depictions of battle scenes. Between 1807 and 1811 he submitted to the Society’s Polite Arts Premium committee a series of drawings for which he was awarded Silver Medals and Palettes. Dighton exhibited at the Royal Academy 1811–1825.

Royal Society of Arts


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  • Medium

    oil on board

  • Measurements

    43 x 48 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    submitted for the Premium Award Scheme to the Society's Polite Arts committee


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