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        Scotland Forever!
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        We are based in South London near Croydon and if preferred this item can be picked up by appointment. Just e-mail here.

        More info. on original painting here.


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        • Canvas Size: 18 x 12 inches (approx.)
        • Image Size: 16 x 8 inches (approx.)
        • Date: 2000s (Modern)


        Just bought a few of these from an art company in Glasgow and this is their blurb:

        Fine Quality Reproduction
        This is a stunning reproduction on canvas of the original painting by the above artist. We describe every reproduction which we create as a "Outstanding". You may think this to be a rather grand claim, but with our rigorous attention to detail allied with the very latest in technology, we doubt that you will disagree when you see the finished product.

        Latest Technology
        All of our prints are reproduced using the very latest technology which yields spectacular reproductions. We use only the finest quality 100% cotton canvas which would look perfect in any home.

        Attention to Detail
        Using contemporary historical information we digitally remaster every reproduction to produce an enhanced image. We have endeavoured to create a reproduction as the artist would have intended his work to have been displayed at the time when it was painted.

        On inspection, I was pleasantly surprised. Far, far better than a normal print.

        Sent rolled in a hard tube to avoid damage. Unstretched.


        More Info. on Scotland for Ever!

        Sourced from Lady Butler - Battle Artist, 1846 - 1933 book (1987), the ultimate biography on her and her work. Direct link here to the book @ amazon.co.uk.

        All text Alan Sutton Publishing.

        Oil on canvas 101.5 x 193
        1881
        Insc: EB/Plymouth 1881

        Prov: Purchased from the artist by Colonel T Walter Harding and presented by him to the City of Leeds in 1888

        Leeds City Art Galleries

        According to Wilfred Meynell, the artist's brother-in-law, the title of Elizabeth Butler's most sensational picture was taken from a manuscript account of the charge of the 2nd Royal North British Dragoons (Scots Greys) at Waterloo, by an eyewitness, 'Mr. James Armour, rough-rider to the Scots Greys'. At the start of the charge the Greys had to pass through the ranks of the Highland Brigade and Armour recalled 'The Highlanders were then ordered to wheel back; when they did so we rushed through them; at the same time they huzzaed us, calling: "Now, my boys, Scotland for ever!"' In fact the 'Master Role of the Waterloo Men' of the regiment, compiled at Rouen on 11 September 1815 , lists the name of Alexander Armour, not James, and contemporary accounts of the charge of the Union Brigade differ as to whether the Greys began their gallop during or after passing through the regrouping ranks of Pack's Highland Brigade. The result however is certain, as the French infantry could not withstand the charge and it was in the ensuing melee that Sergeant Ewart captured the eagle of the French 45th Regiment, the 'Invincibles'...more is in the book, (direct link to the book @ amazon.co.uk).

        Work on Scotland for Ever! was deferred for a year while the artist undertook the Royal commission, The defence of Rorke's Drift.

        Because of a lawsuit, the painting was not exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1881. Instead it was first exhibited at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly.

        Meynell recounted that Prince Louis Napoleon had come across an engraving of the picture in a shop window in Moscow which he purchased as a gift for Tsar Nicholas II, then Honorary Colonel of the Scots Greys, and that another print was given to the Kaiser by his cousin, Edward, Prince of Wales.

        During the Great War, both the British and Germans used the image for propaganda.


        More Info. on Lady Butler

        Sourced from Lady Butler - Battle Artist, 1846 - 1933 book (1987), the ultimate biography on her and her work. Direct link here to the book @ amazon.co.uk.

        All images Alan Sutton Publishing.

        Front Cover

        Back Cover

        Front Cover (Detail)

        Lady Butler - Battle Artist, National Army Museum, 1987 exhibition leaflet

        Lady Butler - Battle Artist, National Army Museum, 1987 exhibition leaflet that when opened out turns into a poster

        Back Cover (Detail)

        Lady Butler - Battle Artist, National Army Museum, 1987 exhibition leaflet

        Elizabeth Thompson, 1874, Page 14 (Detail, low resolution). 1000s of copies of this photograph were sold after the artist's sudden rise to fame

        Random Page

        Introduction Page

        1 copy of the book in stock, shipped from UK. Good condition. Email here for details




      • July 2016: My master printer has retired sadly so these prints will never be available again. Such a shame as they were exquisite little prints but the printer gave me no warning of his retirement so I couldn't persuade him to continue or find a way of taking over the printing. The result is these prints are no more. I'm a little sad as I really believed in the quality of these prints but such is life.


      • Lady Butler Scotland Forever! prints @ amazon.co.uk (direct link to these prints)


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