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"There is no retreat from here, men! you must die where you stand."
...."Ay, Ay, Sir Colin, if needs be we'll do that."
General Sir Colin Campbell: THE THIN RED LINE

The Thin Red Line

Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line
ROBERT GIBB RSA. 1881

Depicts the heroic stand of the 93rd. 'Sutherland' Highlanders at Balaclava 25 Oct. 1854.

Responding to the commands of their inspiring General Sir Colin Campbell

Perhaps the most famous image to come from the crimea!

Inspired by the Alexander Kinglake account of the action in his book The Invasion of the Crimea read by Gibb whilst walking Haddon Hall, in England's Peak district, Gibb depicted the scene transposed to the rise in front of him in his mind's eye. The result was Gibb's greatest painting, which he exhibited in the Royal Scottish Academy in 1882. The Thin Red Line has been hailed as one of the finest military paintings of the nineteenth century. More

Colour lithograph (Ca. 1890)
Approx. 131/4 X 26 1/2" excluding letters (33.5 X 67.2 cm.),
(Ref. Ref. LRA 1150/DLN/g.anne GOL)

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