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The Last of the Garrison

Briton Rivière, 1840 - 1920



The Last of the Garrison

Briton Rivière 1840 - 1920

Summary

Narrative painting depicting the aftermath of a battle. A bloodhound lies across a splintered wooden floor at the top of a flight of stairs, against a heavy wooden door, blown off its hinges with gunfire holes. On the ground to the left lies a smoking musket amongst a pile of rubble and plaster.

Display Label

THE LAST OF THE GARRISON BRITON RIVIÈRE The glass of this painting was smashed by three suffragettes on 3rd April 1913, in the fight for universal suffrage. Two of the women, Lillian Forrester and Evelyn Manesta, were sent to prison. 100 years later Wonder Women: Radical Manchester re-examines that shock moment. Wonder Women is a programme of events and activities across the city from 4 March – 4 April. www.creativetourist.com/wonderwomen


Object Name

The Last of the Garrison

Creators Name

Briton Rivière

Date Created

1875

Dimensions

object (object: 105cm (41 5/16in)): 105cm
frame (frame: cm (in)):
object (object: 152.8cm (60 1/8in)): 152.8cm

accession number

1898.7

Collection Group

fine art
British
painting

Place of creation

England

Support

canvas

Medium

oil paint

On Display

Manchester Art Gallery - Gallery 9
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