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Home! after Service

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Italian soldiers wait to be reunited with family and friends at the portico of Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo.

Thanks to an Art Detective discussion, this painting was identified in 2023 as a copy of ‘Home! after service’ by Frank William Warwick Topham shown at the Royal Academy (no. 1416) in 1879 as a sequel/pendant to his 'Drawing For Military Service, Modern Italy', which was exhibited at the RA in 1878.

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum



Home! after Service


1879 (?)


watercolour on paper


H 23 x W 37.3 cm

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lower right: F. Roffe / delt 1879 (?)


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