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

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

National Army Museum

Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, Greater London, SW3 4HT
020 7730 0717

Opening times

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

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