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Union Wapping Volunteer, Present

Union Wapping Volunteer, Present

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This is a reproduction of a rare Thomas Rowlandson print called Military, Rowlandson Thomas, Union Wapping Volunteer, Present, #48, from 1798.

This print from was taken from an aquatint drawn and etched by Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827), for Loyal Volunteers, London & Environs, Infantry & Cavalry, in their respective Uniforms.

This work serves as a record of an overwhelming show of loyalty, as well as of the uniforms of all the main volunteer forces. In addition, Rowlandson pictures each individual in a particular drill position, the name and details of which are given in the engraved text beneath each figure.

Rowlandson here presents some of his most elegant and effective work in terms of pure print-making. The result is arguably the greatest of all military costume works, in that it ascends beyond being a mere record of uniforms to become an elegy to patriotism, an important social document and a cohesive work of art, all produced at a time of great national peril.

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Features:

  • This reproduction is a true representation of the original print and has very slight age markings
  • Printed on museum quality matte paper

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