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Scene from a Waverley Novel
  • Gilbert Stuart Newton
    1794–1835
    born: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Scene from a Waverley Novel, circa 1814–1817
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • oil on board
  • Canvas/Support: 30.2 x 22.5 cm
    Canvas/Support: 11 7/8 x 8 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1950.0095
Description

Scene with uniformed officer (identified as the Baron of Bradwardine) wearing glasses and looking at a book held in both hands (identified ad the evening service of the Episcopal church). He is wearing a wig and sword. Three uniformed men kneel with their backs to him, one holding a book. Another soldier stands holding a flag/banner on a pole. There are more soldiers in the background in a landscape.