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Elizabeth Thompson

Elizabeth Thompson 1846-1933 was a British painter better known by her married name of Lady Butler.

She specialised in painting scenes from British military campaigns and battles. These included the Crimean War and Battle of Waterloo. Roll Call 1874 (purchased by Queen Victoria) and Scotland Forever 1881 (in Leeds City Art Gallery), are among her better known works.

She wrote about her military paintings in her autobiography published in 1922.

"I never painted for the glory of war, but to portray its pathos and heroism."