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Hadrian's WallA Life$
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Richard Hingley

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199641413

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641413.001.0001

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Wallington Hall: Native Troops on the Wall

Wallington Hall: Native Troops on the Wall

(p.157) 9 Wallington Hall: Native Troops on the Wall
Hadrian's Wall

Richard Hingley

Oxford University Press

This chapter was inspired by a painting entitled Building of the Roman Wall, which may be viewed at Wallington Hall in Northumberland. This imposing composition, completed in June 1857, shows the rebuilding of Hadrian's Wall from its foundations. Wallington Hall is a neoclassical country house that is maintained for visitors by the National Trust. The central hall is hung with a series of eight paintings by William Bell Scott, which portrays scenes from the history of Northumberland. Scott (1811–1890) was a well-known artist, poet, and friend of the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The painting depicts ancient Britons and also Roman soldiers from across the empire, and it would appear that Scott was casting a reflective gaze on Britain's imperial concerns at a time of particular pressure by effecting an opening-up of the Roman frontier that drew upon the evidence for the diverse communities along this ancient Wall.

Keywords:   Building of the Roman Wall, paintings, Hadrian's Wall, Wallington Hall, William Bell Scott, Northumberland, Britain

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