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The Recruiting Sargeant

Photo credit: Hackney Museum

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A lively scene outside a public house which includes all generations from young to old. The central figures are a uniformed sergeant with his arm around a young slender man. The Sergeant appears to be paying the young man, though behind the young man a woman looks at him pleadingly with a hand on his shoulder and arm.

Hackney Museum


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    73 x 92 cm

  • Accession number

    CH 1996.16

  • Acquisition method

    acquired as part of the Chalmers Bequest


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