Order Enquiries (UK) : 01436 820269

You currently have no items in your basket

Buy with confidence and security!
Publishing historical art since 1985

Don't Miss Any Special Deals - Sign Up To Our Newsletter!
Product Search         

Lady Elizabeth Butler

[UP] - French Military Artists - Louis Ernest Meissonier - J B Edouard Detaille - Jacques Louis David - Alphonse de Neuville - Antoine Jean Gros - Horace Vernet - British Military Artists - Lady Elizabeth Butler - Richard Caton Woodville - J P Beadle - Ernest Crofts - Robert Gibb - William Barnes Wollen - Robert Hillingford - Denis Dighton - Thomas Jones Barker - Modern Artists - Chris Collingwood - David Pentland - Brian Palmer - Terence Cuneo - Mark Churms - Graham Turner - David Rowlands - Kevin Lyles - Graeme Lothian - Simon Smith - Stuart Liptrot - Scott Kirkwood - Peter Archer - Keith Rocco - James Dietz - Tom Lovell - Bud Bradshaw - Nigel Appleby - Jason Askew - William Meijer - Uniform Prints - Harry Payne - Richard Simkin - Charles H Smith - Naval Artists - Ivan Berryman - Randall Wilson - Anthony Saunders - Graeme Lothian - Brian Wood - Robert Barbour - Gordon Bauwens - Robert Taylor - George Chambers - Montague Dawson - Nicholas Pocock - Geoff Hunt - Charles Dixon - W L Wyllie - Derek Gardner - Adrian Rigby - E D Walker - David Shepherd - Philip West - John Young - Rodney Charman - Simon Atack - Roy Cross - Tony Fernandes - Aviation Artists - Graeme Lothian - Ivan Berryman - Anthony Saunders - David Pentland - Robert Taylor - Keith Woodcock - Geoff Lea - Barry Price - Simon Smith - Michael Rondot - Stuart Brown - Frank Wootton - Ronald Wong - M A Kinnear - Tim Fisher - Robert Watts - Robin Smith - Adrian Rigby - Nicolas Trudgian - Gerald Coulson - Philip West - Michael Turner - Robert Tomlin - Stephen Brown - Keith Aspinall - Simon Atack - Steve Gibbs - Timothy O'Brien - Barrie Clark - Iain Wyllie - John Young - R G Smith - Roy Grinell - Craig Kodera - Marii Chernev - Stan Stokes - Roy Garner - Roy Cross - Richard Taylor - William S Phillips - John D Shaw - Military Paperweights

Military art prints of the Napoleonic, Boer and First World Wars from British Victorian artist Lady Butler. Art prints published by Cranston Fine Arts.

BUTLER, Lady Elizabeth Born Lausanne, Switzerland 1846; died Gormanston, Co.Meath 1933.   Elizabeth Thompson, later Lady Butler, was perhaps the leading painter of this genre of the late nineteenth century. Her famous quartet of paintings exhibited between 1874 and 1877 (Calling the Roll after and Engagement in the Crimea - Her Majesty the Queen; Quatre Bras - National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Balaclava - City of Manchester Art Gallery; and The Return from Inkerman - Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston upon Hull) established her reputation but her subsequent works never quite achieved the fame of these earlier pictures, in spite of such dramatic scenes as Scotland for Ever! (Leeds City Art Gallery) and The Defence of Rorke's Drift (Her Majesty the Queen). She continued to exhibit at the Royal Academy until 1920 but with few exceptions, all her pictures had military themes particularly soldiers in battle. While she never witnessed actual warfare, although she was in Egypt for some years in the 1880's with her husband, Lieut. Gen. Sir William Butler, many of her pictures were drawn accurately using models in some cases, or observing soldiers on maneuvers or practicing charges at Aldershot. For instance, when Queen Victoria commissioned the artist to depict the defense of Rorke's Drift, Elizabeth Butler went down to Gosport where the 24th Regiment was billeted upon its return from Natal, and made sketches from life. The soldiers even re-enacted the battle in their original uniforms worn throughout the campaign.