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The Recruit

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

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A kitchen interior with, on the left, a group of figures. They are listening to an elderly man standing on the right of the picture. He holds his left fist clenched in the air. He is dressed in the clothes of a poor country man; a blue waistcoat, red breeches, stockings falling around his knees, buckled shoes and a skin apron. Watching the man is a soldier, seated on the edge of the kitchen table, his arms folded, his mouth open. He wears a black tall hat, a red jacket with silver-white epaulettes and has three stripes on his sleeve. He also sports a blue cravat, a long red sash fastened round his waist at the side, and long white breeches. (This soldier could be a Royal Marine). Behind him, leaning forward on the table, is a woman in a white bonnet, brown short-sleeved blouse, shawl and dark skirt.

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

Nottingham


Date

1806

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 30.5 x W 38.1 cm

Accession number

NCM 1904-11

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Mr Richard Godson Millns, 1904

Work type

Painting


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Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG2 3NG England

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