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Creator:
unknown artist
after John Leech, 1817–1864, British
Title:
Our National Defences
Date:
ca. 1860
Medium:
Watercolor and pen and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 1/8 × 9 3/4 inches (18.1 × 24.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: "OUR NATIONAL DEFENCES. | Diana 'Well Alfred, I suppose you've made up your mind to Join a Rifle Corps - Eh? | Alfred 'Why no, You see I'm more in the Riding way. Now if the will get up some Volunteer Cavalry, why I'll | find a man and a Horse!"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.1411
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:49935
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