Thursday 11 June 2015

Fighting History

Tate Britain in London has opened Fighting History, an exhibition focusing on the conflict, martyrdom and catastrophe found in history paintings from the 18th Century to the present day. Shown is John Singleton Copley's The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781 (1783). The major died while successfully counter attacking a force of damned Frenches that had invaded Jersey. He was shot by a sniper. His black manservant killed the sniper. Admission costs £10.90 for adults, £9.50 for silver surfers (CLICK).


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