The newly-enlisted recruit sits at a table with two soldiers of the recruiting-party who wear the uniform of British Infantry c.
The Recruit by Henry Liverseege, c. 1830
© National Army Museum
- Oil on canvas
- 74 x 62 cm
- Acquired in:
- Sir Alec and Lady Martin
1830. A young woman in tears sits beside the recruit; seen in an inner room are an old soldier with a wooden leg, and a woman. This was the last painting completed by Liverseege and is considered to be his finest piece. One of 26 gifts to 19 museums by Sir Alec Martin or Sir Alec and Lady Martin through the Art Fund between 1935 and 1967.
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