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The Black Watch at Bay

Photo credit: The Black Watch Castle & Museum

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The Battle of Quatre Bras, 16th June 1815, between Wellington's Anglo-Dutch army and the left wing of the Armée du Nord under Marshal Michel Ney, was fought near the strategic crossroads of Quatre Bras. At the height of the Battle the French Cavalry almost broke through Wellington's positions. One Regiment of the 69th was decimated and lost its colour (a large flag mounted on a pike) as it tried to form square. The Black Watch received a terrible mauling by General Pires Lancers, as it formed square. However, the Battle of Quatre Bras was of great strategic importance as it allowed Wellington to triumph over Napoleon at Waterloo days later.

The Black Watch Castle & Museum

Perth

Title

The Black Watch at Bay

Date

1894

Medium

oil on canvas 

Measurements

H 156 x W 215 cm

Accession number

A3193

Acquisition method

purchased, 1950

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

W. B. Wollen 1894

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