The Music Room of The Royal Pavilion as a Hospital for Indian Soldiers

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Digital Media Bank ID: 719
Original Filename: dmas_fa000311_d01.jpg
Description: Oil painting by Charles Henry Harrison Burleigh. Shows two rows of beds occupied by wounded Indian soldiers in the Music Room of the Royal Pavilion during its use as a Military Hospital, 1915.
Categories: Timeline/ 1910s, Timeline/ World War One (1914-1918), Learning Themes/ WW1, Learning Themes/ Royal Pavilion/ Indian Military Hospital (1914-1916)  
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Credit: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: CC BY-SA
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Type (of Object or Artwork): Oil Painting
Title (of Artwork / Object): The Music Room of The Royal Pavilion as a Hospital for Indian Soldiers
Creator (of Artwork / Object): Charles Henry Harrison Burleigh
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): 1915
Description (Object or Artwork): This painting by Charles H.H. Burleigh shows wounded soldiers in two rows of beds in the Music Room of The Royal Pavilion Brighton. At the suggestion of King George V, the Royal Pavilion and Dome Theatre were converted into a military hospital for wounded Indian soldiers. Several accounts exist of soldiers being brought in unconscious and on waking amid the oriental decorations of the Music and Banqueting Rooms believed themselves to be in Paradise (c.f. P. Vainker, 'The Royal Pavilion Estate as a War Hospital', Royal Pavilion & Museums Review, 1989, no. 1).
Source (of Object / Artwork): Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Subject tags:
Royal Pavilion Indian Military Hospital
Other Keywords: hospitalindian hospital,indian hospital
Latitude: 50.8226
Longitude: -0.1374
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Media: Image
Size: 2.37 MB; 2800 x 3497 pixels; 237 x 296 mm (print at 300 DPI); 741 x 925 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Portrait
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Linked Accession no.: FA000311