The New Recruit

Thomas Webster, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in circa 1850s. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
"A large and rich picture. A young fellow who has enlisted during intoxication is seen before a house, with a tree next to it, with his mother and sweetheart remonstrating. Full also of delicate and true motives in other respects, and for warmth and power of colouring and admirable keeping the most important picture I know by him. Signed."
- Extract from "Galleries and Cabinets of Art in Great Britain" p.419 by Dr Waagen, Director of the Royal Gallery of Pictures, Berlin. 1857.
Frame 1395 x 1785 x 122mm
Image 1000 x 1387mm
oil on board
Painting in ornate frame of a large crowd gathered below a tree next to buildings.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1926.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
10 Jul 1926



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