Monday, March 11, 2013

"Battersby's March, 1813"

This yet another of the Islington murals painted by John Kuna. Done in 2012 to commemorate the War of 1812, it shows Lieutenant Colonel Francis Battersby leading his troops along Dundas St in the Village of Islington to Burlington on July 29 1813. I just discovered this one this week and the colours are fabulous and vibrant and since it is on a north wall they will probably remain that way.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click here to see more murals.

21 comments:

Sharon said...

What an amazing mural. It's like a painting in a museum.

JM said...

I agree with Sharon, it's really well painted!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Not only vibrant but it also looks a little 3D don't you think Pat, it's almost as if the soldiers and horse are emerging from the forest. Brilliant find.

Revrunner said...

They really do look like they're about to pour out onto the street.

EG CameraGirl said...

The colours are rich and wonderful.

Andy said...

Wow! This mural is a piece of art.

Halcyon said...

I guess this one is especially important with the 200 year anniversary of the war of 1812. A really neat way to make history come alive!

Lowell said...

It's a gorgeous mural. That takes real talent - it's so realistic it could almost be a photograph!

Was there a war in 1812? ;))

William Kendall said...

My parents knew an artist and his wife by that name, Battersby... it's an unusual one.

Deb said...

Great mural, hope it survives the outdoor weather and is enjoyed for a long time.

Michael Rowland said...

Great mural, a grand undertaking, would this be private or funded by Toronto I wonder,,,

Chrissy Brand said...

Really striking and fasciating history-it reminds me this side of the pond of the Napoleonic Wars of that same era Pat...

Nylon said...

Great contrast with that snow.

Jack said...

Mark this day in history. I have finally found a mural I can get excited about. Nice one.

No, not everyone likes the Lewitt stuff. Not a surprise. I am wearing my big boy pants. I can take it.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Wow, impressive. Kuna is so talented. You must have been thrilled to come upon this. Have to confess that the War of 1812 is a long forgotten event on this side of the border. But this image is quite stirring. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

llandudnopictures said...

Wow, that one deserves to be on canvas and hung on a wall, fantastic!

SRQ said...

Brilliant! I like everything about this: the colors, the faces, the horses, the trees -- and especially the fact that it depicts history. Nice find.

Randall Cogburn said...

Wow Awesome Mural, do they have one for winter time that woul match the snow that would be cool.

~Randall

Hilda said...

Oh wow, such detailed realism! Fantastic.

Marie said...

This is an incredible mural! Very beautiful, and it keeps history alive!

HomeMovies Ca said...

Fascinating mural and story, those troops, which in this mural include Canada's own most famous militia unit, the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles, participated in all the most pivotal battles of the War of 1812, such as Queenston Heights, Lundy's Lane, and the very last crucial battle at Cooks Mills east of Welland Ontario, where they stopped the last attempt by the Americans to conquer Canada. The Battle of Cooks Mills was on Oct 19, 1814, and re-enacted near the site on that date just a few days ago this very month in 2014, 200 years later. We went, and they all did a superb job doing the re-enactment. I put it on youtube the other day. http://youtu.be/C53cqZSIgG0