Size: 163 x 247½ cm
Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1889
Current owners: The Gordon Highlanders Museum
Crowe spent a number of months at the end of 1888 and the beginning of 1889 in Scotland. The figures in ‘Military Honours’ were drawn from life from a number of soldiers of the Highland Regiment who sat for him in Aberdeen in the first weeks of 1889.
The painting was presented to the Regiment by Lady Dixon-Hartland in 1987.
‘Musical pictures of the year’, The Musical World, 25 May 1889:
There are quite a cluster of musical pictures on the left wall of Gallery VII. “Military Honours” by “that Eyre Crowe”, introduces the pipers (luckily these are dumb!) and the drums…
Pall Mall Gazette, 7 June 1889:
Soldiers funeral kilted Regiment. Shocking bad calves the soldiers show – an Insult to Scotland.