Silhouette of a Napoleonic Officer by Buncombe

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Image Description

Location High Street
Town Newport, Isle of Wight
Technique/ material Watercolour on paper
Original size (mm) 110 x 60
Artist/maker John Buncombe
Date circa 1803
Description A watercolour silhouette of an officer in the West Cowes Volunteer Artillery. Four officers are listed in the 1803 volunteer list. The officer's surnames are Ward, Lydiard, Knell and Hart. It has also been suggested that this officer may have been a member of the Urry family. The silhouette painter John Buncombe had a studio in the High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight. His portraits were in great demand from army officers during the period of the Napoleonic wars.
Ref number NETCC:P.1986.2144
Credit © Carisbrooke Castle Museum