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A fallen man in the red coat of the 18th c. British military officer lies face down in a landscape. To the left, holding his hand, is a grieving widow and infant son. Behind the grouping is a landscape that opens off to the left with the reddish glow of continued combat. Behind the figures, a drapery has been set in the trees to frame the grouping and separate it from the distant landscape behind them.
Joseph Wright of Derby (British (modern))
The Dead Soldier
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund and anonymous individual benefactors