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The Dead Soldier: 33.A.5-79

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Dead Soldier


Printmaker: Heath, James
Painter: Wright, Joseph (Wright of Derby) (After)
Publisher: Heath, James




A woman sitting by a tent on the left, holding a small child on her lap, who has fallen away from her exposed breasts and looks out at the viewer. She is weeping and clutching the hand of a dead soldier lying beside her; behind the tent on the right is a cannon, overlooking a field with fighting troops

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount


18th century
1795 - 1797

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 33.A.5-79
Primary reference Number: 312018
Nagler: 19
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Audit data

Created: Friday 27 January 2023 Updated: Friday 27 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 27 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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