Year: 19th Century
Size: 97cm x 81cm
Description: 1 Fine 19th Century Work of Art Battle Portrait "The Wounded Greek" Attributed Abraham Cooper RA. Subject portrait of a fallen greek soldier after an intense battle with 2 women who are looking over him and tending the injured man, one kneeling at right supporting his head and the other standing to the left holding the reins of the horse behind, as he lays on the floor holding his curved sword in his right hand, his hat is laying next to him on the floor. Further back his horse is standing upright in side profile facing left waiting looking concerned, wearing a beautiful decorative saddle. To the right you can view part of an ancient marble temple building. In the distant background to the left you can see clouds of dust from running horses and other warrior figures, with grey sky overhead. Oil on canvas. Title "The Wounded Greek". Reference source, British Museum the 'Illustrated London News', 26 May 1849, p.348. 1849. British Museum number 1856,0913.127. Exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1849 (No. 101). Unsigned.
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