The Recruit by Henry Liverseege

The newly-enlisted recruit sits at a table with two soldiers of the recruiting-party who wear the uniform of British Infantry c.


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.


Sir Alec and Lady Martin

Venue details

National Army Museum Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, LONDON London SW3 4HT 020 7730 0717

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Daily, 10am - 5.30pm (Last admission 5pm)

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