Suppression of the Indian Revolt by the English
Suppression of the Indian Revolt by the English is a late-19th-century painting by Russian artist Vasily Vereshchagin. The work depicts several Sepoys being executed by being "Blown from a gun" in the aftermath of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The painting's location is unknown.
|Suppression of the Indian Revolt by the English|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
Vereshchagin, a famous war artist known for his realism, painted Suppression of the Indian Revolt in 1884. The work is anachronistic; it depicts a real event from the 1857 rebellion, but also shows British soldiers wearing contemporary uniforms. The painting was part of Vereshchagin's "trilogy of executions", which also included the works Execution of Conspirators in Russia and Crucifixion by the Romans. The painting was controversial when it was unveiled to the public. The British crown purchased the work, after which it disappeared; multiple sources report that the work was possibly destroyed.
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