• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Lady Butler’s Waterloo

'Dawn of Waterloo', by Lady Elizabeth Butler, 1895

Join curator Anna Lavelle as she explores the Waterloo campaign through iconic depictions by the acclaimed Victorian artist Lady Butler.

From blockbuster films to radio plays, creative depictions of the Battle of Waterloo have taken many forms. But a unique way of immersing yourself in the history of the campaign is through the artwork of the British war artist Lady Butler.

In this fascinating talk, Anna Lavelle will utilise the National Army Museum’s impressive collection of Butler’s sketches and paintings not only to highlight how Waterloo can be viewed through an artistic medium, but also to reveal how it managed to capture the artist’s imagination.

About the speaker

Anna Lavelle

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.

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