An Introduction to ‘Daniel Maclise: The Waterloo Cartoon’
1pm 14th September, 2015
by Annette Wickham, curator of Works on Paper at the Royal Academy.
Free talk as part of the exhibition ‘Daniel Maclise: The Waterloo Cartoon’ (until 3 January 2015)
As Daniel Maclise’s epic cartoon (preparatory drawing) for “The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher after the Battle of Waterloo” see our painting of the month of July 2015 goes on show at the Royal Academy, the curator of Works on Paper at the Royal Academy, Annette Wickham, explores the story behind this epic drawing by Daniel Maclise and considers why such a remarkable work has been hidden from public view for almost a century.
In this talk, she considers what motivated Maclise to produce this huge and incredibly detailed cartoon as a preparatory drawing for his wall-painting of the same subject, which resides in the House of Lords. She will also explore public response to this work, which was considered a masterpiece of its time.
Doors open at 12.30pm, no admittance will be granted for latecomers after 1pm. If you do not arrive before 1pm, your ticket will be released at that time to those waiting for returned tickets.
General Assembly Room
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London W1J 0BD
Langue(s) : English