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Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830)

Field-Marshal Gebhardt von Blücher (1742-1819) 1814

Oil on canvas | 270.9 x 179.2 x 3.5 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external) | RCIN 405148

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Field Marshal Blücher was commander of the Prussian army at Waterloo. His actions were crucial to allied victory and made him a European hero. Blücher was nicknamed 'Marshal Forwards' because of his eagerness in battle and Lawrence shows him in the midst of the action, with a pointing hand commanding the soldier behind him into the fray.