On paper, the life of a soldier follows a simple pattern: recruitment followed by training and deployment, before eventually returning to ‘civvy street’. Yet, many of the artworks that illustrate these defined stages provide complex insights into what serving in the Army is really like.
Join art curator Anna Lavelle on this guided gallery tour and discover a range of works that depict the different aspects of life as a soldier. From the forging of new skills and friendships to the challenges and impact of combat service, the tour will chart the full lifecycle of a soldier.
This tour will last approximately one hour.
Anna Lavelle is an art curator at the National Army Museum with principal responsibility for prints, drawings and watercolours. Her research interests include the dissemination of knowledge and artistic practices through prints, as well as conflict and toleration in early modern Europe.