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Officers and Corps of the Newport Volunteers

Officers and Corps of the Newport Volunteers

Artist: Livesay, R.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1798

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 14.d

Length: 39.8

Width: 53.85

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the Newport Volunteers on parade on the Isle of Wight. Volunteers were raised across the country in answer to a call from the King for volunteers to defend their country in case of invasion by Napoleon.

Richard Livesay, portrait and landscape artist, was a pupil of Benjamin West. In 1796 he was appointed drawing-master to the Royal Naval College and moved to Portsea, from where he published his set of Isle of Wight Volunteer Reviews.

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