Richard Caton Woodville

Poniatowski’s Last Charge at Leipzig

1912

Artist
Richard Caton Woodville 1856–1927
Medium
Oil paint on wood
Dimensions
Support: 356 x 251 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Charles Pratt 1940
Reference
N05205

Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05205 PONIATOWSKI'S LAST CHARGE AT LEIPZIG 1912

Inscr. ‘R. Caton Woodville 1912’ b.l.
Oil on panel, 14×9 7/8 (35·5×25).
Presented by Charles Pratt 1940.
Coll: Henry Graves & Co.; acquired by Charles Pratt c. 1917.

A label in the artist's handwriting on the back of the picture reads: ‘Marshal Jozeph Anton, Prince Poniatowsky's last charge at the Battle of Leipzig, Oct. 18th 1813, (Within an hour afterwards he was drowned whilst crossing the river Elster, trying to turn the pursuit of the Allies.) R. Caton Woodville.’ (See N05202 and N05204.)

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II