Beidler, Philip
September 2011
Military History;Sep2011, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p58
The article discusses the war paintings of 19th century British artist Lady Elizabeth Sotherden Thompson Butler. It is noted that Butler never had first-hand experience of a battle, yet was highly praised by art critics of her time for her realistic portrayals of soldiers and war. The empathy expressed in Butler's painting for the experiences of common soldiers is considered.


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