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In 1918, Alfred Munnings was tasked with recording the wartime contribution of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade and Forestry Corps. The result was a series of striking paintings, now on display here in our new exhibition, Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1910.
Happy birthday to @royalacademyarts
, founded #OnThisDay
in 1768 🎂🎈🖼
A century ago, Alfred Munnings' paintings of Canadian troops and horses from the First World War went on display at the Royal Academy. Join curator Emma Mawdsley here this Friday as she discusses the exhibition's significance for the renowned equine artist's career. Link in our bio, head to our What's On page to book for this free talk. #Munnings
"...a powerful sense gathers of the closeness of the relationship between man and beast. Munnings captures love in all its loyal simplicity, as it could survive amid the hatred and horror of war." -The Times
"There’s a genuine uniqueness to Munnings’s war art, in how the beauty of impressionist brush strokes and vibrant colours collides with the sadness and destruction of war." ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ -Time Out
Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918 runs until March. Booking link in our bio ⬆️
This evening we were delighted to welcome the Duchess of Cornwall to view our exhibition, Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918.
The exhibition includes over 40 paintings created during the artist's time with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the final year of the war.
The exhibition, which runs until March, was developed by @canwarmuseum
in partnership with @munnings_art_museum
and is generously sponsored by The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation with local support from Juddmonte.
Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918 is now open. Our new exhibition features over 40 original paintings from the renowned equine artist Alfred Munnings' time with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. The impressionist paintings highlight the role of horses in military operations, capturing their beauty in the wartime landscapes of France in 1918.
Book now for the unique opportunity to see these beautiful works, displayed together in England for the first time in a century. Link in our bio ⬆️
This exhibition, which runs until March, was developed by @canwarmuseum
in partnership with @munnings_art_museum
and is generously sponsored by The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation with local support from Juddmonte Farms 🐎 🇨🇦 🎨 #Munnings
Jockey and journalist Brough Scott recreates his grandfather's portrait by Alfred Munnings. The original, of Major-General Jack Seely, was painted on the Western Front, 100 years ago. Swipe 👉 to see the original 🖼
Brough's mount is Atticus, horse of the current Major-General commanding @householddivision
The horse in the portrait is 'Warrior', who was later awarded the @teampdsa
Dickin Medal on behalf of all animals who served in the First World War.
This was the first portrait Munnings painted at the Front. Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918, opens tomorrow. Link in our bio⬆️⬆️
The last day of #ExploreArchives
. British troops often work abroad with those of other nations. These soldiers from 5th Battalion, The Rifles, were photographed training in Germany ahead of deployment to Estonia, as part of NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence.
The paintings are going up for our new exhibition, Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918, which opens this week! Tickets link in our bio ⬆️
Image shows 'Camp at Malbuisson, Near Pontarlier'
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, Canadian War Museum
It's #ExploreArchives #SportingArchives
day, so here's the Preston Army Pay Office Ladies' Football team, c. 1918. One team member described a dinner with the Chairman of Blackburn Rovers who said "If we were only men he would have signed us for Blackburn"
Some Army animal mascots for today's #ExploreArchives #AnimalArchives
🐕Domhnall of 1st Battalion Irish Guards NAM. 2015-11-53-241
🐕George of 1st Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, NAM. 2017-08-3-43
🐕Watchman of the Staffordshire Regimental Association. NAM. 2015-11-53-35
🐐Llywelyn of 1st Battalion Royal Welsh NAM. 2017-08-2-47
You can learn more about army mascots here: https://bit.ly/2zpUob3
"Having been but little on board the Transport, you discover that after your many lessons and long practice on riding, you are but ill qualified to ride the Wooden Horse..."
When frills, spurs and fancy furs won't help you: today's #ExploreArchives
theme is #MaritimeArchives
, so here are some seasick soldiers in this 1819 aquatint after Henry Alken.
You can learn more about the flamboyant uniforms of 19th Century cavalry units, in particular hussars, in our exhibition, Call in the Cavalry: https://bit.ly/2Abnfzh
day for #ExploreArchives
week. As a reminder that it's #movember
season, here are Noble, Dawson and Harper, 72nd (Duke of Albany’s Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot. They were photographed in Aldershot after the Crimean War in a series of portraits entitled ‘Crimean Heroes’.
In this extremely beardy photo, the men wear trews- the regiment didn't revert to kilts until amalgamation with the 78th Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs) in 1881. 👨🏴
These men are survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade, photographed at a 33rd anniversary dinner in 1887.
Perhaps the most notorious and romanticised of British military disasters, the cavalry charge was prompted by a misunderstood order and resulted in the death or wounding of around 260 of the Light Brigade's 673 men.
It's #ExploreArchives #ArchiveAnniversaries
day today. Check the hashtag to see other anniversary themed archives from museums, libraries and other places 🗃
theme is #ReligiousArchives
. Army chaplains have a long history of providing spiritual and pastoral care to troops. Here is Rev Hugh Rowlands Gough, Chaplain to the 1st Bn London Rifle Brigade, ministering to soldiers in the desert in 1942.
Wounded in the legs at the Battle of El Alamein, Gough went on to become Archbishop of Sydney and Primate of Australia.
week, so alongside other museums, galleries and archives we're sharing some tidbits from our archives and collections this week. Today's theme is #musicarchives
. Here’s George Formby, one of the Second World War’s most popular entertainers, performing for soldiers of the 11th East African Division, during a tour in Burma, 1945. He’s playing his signature #banjolele
with his wife Beryl seated beside him.
If you were out on operations, which performer would you most appreciate a visit from?
A century ago, the guns fell silent on the Western Front. Over 900,000 British and Empire troops were killed during the First World War. Today we remember them and commemorate the fallen of all countries, in this and all subsequent conflicts.
The National Army Museum also honours all of those who have served in our Army—both the fallen and those who came home—not just on #RemembranceSunday
, but every day.
This poppy in our collection was made by curator Emma Mawdsley during a demonstration of poppy making at the Poppy Factory in London, in 2013.
poppies from our visitors over the past few weeks, now on display in our Foyer.
Tomorrow at 11.00am the Museum will observe two minutes' silence.