Thomas Stothard

A Battle

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 610 x 686 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Robert Vernon 1847
Reference
N00322

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Stothard was one of the most prolific of the illustrators of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He collaborated with Blake and Flaxman and represents a gentler, sweeter manifestation of Neo-classicism. Here he tackles a warlike subject that Flaxman might have chosen, but in the rich colour and sinuous complexity of his design betrays a debt to Rubens as well as to the Greeks.

Gallery label, August 2004

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