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The Embarkation of Louis XVIII at Dover, 1814

Photo credit: Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

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This ambitious painting of a recent event was made after Edward Bird had achieved national success. In 1813 he was appointed Historical Painter to Princess Charlotte, the Prince Regent's daughter, and in 1815 he became a Royal Academician. Bird had permission to sail on the royal yacht when Louis XVIII returned to France as king, after Napoleon had been exiled to Elba, and he made many portrait sketches from life.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol


Date

c.1816

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 109.5 x W 172.7 cm

Accession number

K4105

Acquisition method

gift from Weston-super-Mare Public Library and Museum, 1971

Work type

Painting


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