To commemorate the bicentenary of the battle of Waterloo the rarely exhibited Daniel Maclise Cartoon, The meeting of Wellington and Blucher after the Battle of Waterloo, will be on display for the first time in over 40 years as part of the Waterloo 1815: The Art of the Battle exhibition at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.
We are offering this limited edition publication by Mark Murray Flutter and Annette Wickham at a special exhibition price of £7.99. The book explores Maclise's monumental work of art, allowing you to his artwork and the Battle of Waterloo in more depth, supporting the Royal Armouries Art of the Battle exhibition beautifully.
A prolific artist of his time, Maclise was admired for his outstanding skill and draughtsmanship. His drawing is one of the largest cartoons in the UK standing at 3 meters high and over 13 metres in length.
The Cartoon took over a year to create and caused a sensation when it was unveiled at the House of Lords in 1857 despite only being a preparatory drawing for the wall painting, which was commissioned for the Houses of Parliament where it is still on display in the Royal Gallery today.
In this concise volume Annette Wickham, Curator of Works on Paper at the Royal Academy of Arts and Mark Murray Flutter, Senior Curator of Sporting Firearms and Weapons at the Royal Armouries together explore Maclise's Cartoon, detailing the history behind the drawing and its subject matter.
Annette Wickham describes the history of the Cartoon, its creation and explains why it has been out of sight for so long, while firearms expert Mark Murray Flutter offers a comprehensive analysis of the arms, equipment and characters portrayed in each scene.
Featuring fascinating insight and a beautiful high quality fold-out of Maclise's masterpiece in its entirety, this book will appeal to art and military enthusiasts alike.