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Wounded Limb Collection

In the midst of a snowy battlefield, the wounded limb becomes a symbol of resilience and sacrifice

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: The seizure of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, 1798 (engraving)

The seizure of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, 1798 (engraving)
3103684 The seizure of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, 1798 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The seizure of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, 1798)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: The London Territorials at Pozieres during the Battle of the Somme, 1916 (print)

The London Territorials at Pozieres during the Battle of the Somme, 1916 (print)
3793998 The London Territorials at Pozieres during the Battle of the Somme, 1916 (print) by Wollen, William Barnes (1857-1936) (after); (add.info)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Battle of Quatre Bras in 1815 (print)

Battle of Quatre Bras in 1815 (print)
3786599 Battle of Quatre Bras in 1815 (print); (add.info.: Battle of Quatre Bras - from painting by Vereker. battle between Wellington's Anglo-Dutch army)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Christ Displaying His Wounds, 1615-20 (oil on canvas)

Christ Displaying His Wounds, 1615-20 (oil on canvas)
7333494 Christ Displaying His Wounds, 1615-20 (oil on canvas) by Galli, Giovanni Antonio (Lo Spadarino) (1585-1651/3); 148.7x114 (framed) cm; Perth Museum & Art Gallery

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Bataille de neige a Romorantin, le roi blesse a l assaut de la maison de Saint-Pol (colour litho)

Bataille de neige a Romorantin, le roi blesse a l assaut de la maison de Saint-Pol (colour litho)
3095655 Bataille de neige a Romorantin, le roi blesse a l assaut de la maison de Saint-Pol (colour litho) by Robida, Albert (1848-1926); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Red Cross Nurse in WWI

Red Cross Nurse in WWI
3781054 Red Cross Nurse in WWI by Hatherell, William (1855-1928); (add.info.: Red Cross nurse supporting an injured soldier and child dseeking shelter)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Fatal wounding of King Henry II of France, 1559 (engraving)

Fatal wounding of King Henry II of France, 1559 (engraving)
8672829 Fatal wounding of King Henry II of France, 1559 (engraving) by Robida, Albert (1848-1926); Private Collection; (add.info.: Fatal wounding of King Henry II of France in a jousting accident)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Lord Howe on the Deck of The 'Queen Charlotte', 1 June 1794, c.1794 (oil on canvas)

Lord Howe on the Deck of The 'Queen Charlotte', 1 June 1794, c.1794 (oil on canvas)
7337922 Lord Howe on the Deck of The 'Queen Charlotte', 1 June 1794, c.1794 (oil on canvas) by Brown, Mather (1761-1831); 259.1x365.8 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Battle of Trafalgar, and Death of Lord Viscount Nelson, 1806 (engraving, stipple)

Battle of Trafalgar, and Death of Lord Viscount Nelson, 1806 (engraving, stipple)
7342611 Battle of Trafalgar, and Death of Lord Viscount Nelson, 1806 (engraving, stipple) by Craig, William Marshall (fl.1788-1828) (after); 57.9x84.2 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Jeanne Soigne Un Blesse Anglais Apres La Bataille De Patay (colour litho)

Jeanne Soigne Un Blesse Anglais Apres La Bataille De Patay (colour litho)
8629401 Jeanne Soigne Un Blesse Anglais Apres La Bataille De Patay (colour litho) by Neziere, Raymond de la (1865-1953); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: The immortality of Nelson, 1807 (oil on canvas)

The immortality of Nelson, 1807 (oil on canvas)
7337998 The immortality of Nelson, 1807 (oil on canvas) by West, Benjamin (1738-1820); 90.8x76.2 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Leg bone of Lieutenant John Fraser, 1782 (human bone)

Leg bone of Lieutenant John Fraser, 1782 (human bone)
5926689 Leg bone of Lieutenant John Fraser, 1782 (human bone); National Army Museum, London; (add.info.: Leg bones of Lieutenant John Fraser, 1782)

Restoration of the apparently drowned or suffocated. From The Household Physician, published c.1898 (engraving)
6116652 Restoration of the apparently drowned or suffocated. From The Household Physician, published c.1898 (engraving); Photo © Ken Welsh. All rights reserved 2024.

Method of reducing dislocation of the shoulder with knee in armpit
6116638 Method of reducing dislocation of the shoulder with knee in armpit,; (add.info.: Method of reducing dislocation of the shoulder with knee in armpit)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: The death of Horatio Nelson

The death of Horatio Nelson
MMM5484887 The death of Horatio Nelson by West, Benjamin (1738-1820) (after); National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: The death of Horatio Nelson (1758-1805)

Dr. Nelaton and Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) in Aspromonte injured his leg in 1862
FGL5477394 Dr. Nelaton and Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) in Aspromonte injured his leg in 1862; Fototeca Gilardi.

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Socks worn by Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805)

Socks worn by Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), c.1805 (cotton and wool)
MMM5475223 Socks worn by Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), c.1805 (cotton and wool); National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: These socks)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Confederate troops under pressure. American Civil War. (print)

Confederate troops under pressure. American Civil War. (print)
7419871 Confederate troops under pressure. American Civil War. (print); (add.info.: Confederate troops under pressure during a battle during the American Civil War)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Paris Church, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Lombeek, Roosdaal, Belgium, Statue. Pensive Christ. 1500-1550

Paris Church, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Lombeek, Roosdaal, Belgium, Statue. Pensive Christ. 1500-1550. (sculpture)
7419668 Paris Church, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Lombeek, Roosdaal, Belgium, Statue. Pensive Christ. 1500-1550. (sculpture); (add.info.: Beeld Christus op de koude steen, 1500-1550); © Paul Maeyaert

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: 'Mando', late 19th century (glass)

'Mando', late 19th century (glass)
7341207 'Mando', late 19th century (glass) by British School, (19th century); 8.2x10.1 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Method of sterilising wounds, 1900 (engraving)

Method of sterilising wounds, 1900 (engraving)
5309461 Method of sterilising wounds, 1900 (engraving); (add.info.: Method of sterilising wounds using Dakin's sodium hypochlorite 0.05 per cent)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Joseph Johnson or Black Joe, wounded veteran merchant seaman, wearing his Nelson ship hat

Joseph Johnson or Black Joe, wounded veteran merchant seaman, wearing his Nelson ship hat
FLO5000869 Joseph Johnson or Black Joe, wounded veteran merchant seaman, wearing his Nelson ship hat. He earned his living as a Regular Chaunter singing songs such as Storm

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: The cat began to lick and fondle the wounded rabbit most tenderly (colour litho)

The cat began to lick and fondle the wounded rabbit most tenderly (colour litho)
8644910 The cat began to lick and fondle the wounded rabbit most tenderly (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Eleanor sucking the poison from her husband's wound, 1272 (engraving)

Eleanor sucking the poison from her husband's wound, 1272 (engraving)
8636827 Eleanor sucking the poison from her husband's wound, 1272 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: The carnage at Shushan Hill, Battle of Liaoyang, Russo-Japanese War, 1904 (litho)

The carnage at Shushan Hill, Battle of Liaoyang, Russo-Japanese War, 1904 (litho)
8655534 The carnage at Shushan Hill, Battle of Liaoyang, Russo-Japanese War, 1904 (litho) by Woodville, Richard Caton II (1856-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Russian retreat after the Battle of Liaoyang, Russo-Japanese War, 1904 (litho)

Russian retreat after the Battle of Liaoyang, Russo-Japanese War, 1904 (litho)
8655532 Russian retreat after the Battle of Liaoyang, Russo-Japanese War, 1904 (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Russian retreat after the Battle of Liaoyang)

Lord Kitchener and the Wounded (b/w photo)
8639048 Lord Kitchener and the Wounded (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Lord Kitchener and the Wounded)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Means of removing wounded French soldiers from the battlefield

Means of removing wounded French soldiers from the battlefield, Second Italian War of Independence (engraving)
8676847 Means of removing wounded French soldiers from the battlefield, Second Italian War of Independence (engraving) by English School

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: The Hospital Ship 'Strathcona' (litho)

The Hospital Ship "Strathcona" (litho)
8670459 The Hospital Ship "Strathcona" (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: The European War 1914 french soldiers injured (postcard)

The European War 1914 french soldiers injured (postcard)
ICA4948139 The European War 1914 french soldiers injured (postcard); Photo © Caricadoc.

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Letter F: Brotherhood. Little French alphabet. Hachette and Cie, publisher, Paris, 1917 (lithograph)

Letter F: Brotherhood. Little French alphabet. Hachette and Cie, publisher, Paris, 1917 (lithograph)
DUV4204596 Letter F: Brotherhood. Little French alphabet. Hachette and Cie, publisher, Paris, 1917 (lithograph); 30.5x23.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Illustrations by J. M. Porta. 8 pages)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Stretcher bearers giving aid to a soldier lying wounded in a trench on The Somme

Stretcher bearers giving aid to a soldier lying wounded in a trench on The Somme, France during World War I (litho)
3252800 Stretcher bearers giving aid to a soldier lying wounded in a trench on The Somme, France during World War I (litho); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Two wounded Irish dragoons hold off the enemy at a farmhouse after the retreat from Mons (litho)

Two wounded Irish dragoons hold off the enemy at a farmhouse after the retreat from Mons (litho)
3252908 Two wounded Irish dragoons hold off the enemy at a farmhouse after the retreat from Mons (litho); Private Collection; (add.info)

Red Cross volunteer nurse by an ambulance, 1916 (b/w photo)
2625882 Red Cross volunteer nurse by an ambulance, 1916 (b/w photo) by Unknown photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; Fratelli Alinari Museum Collections-Manno Collection, Florence.

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: An infected bullet wound

An infected bullet wound
2626721 An infected bullet wound; (add.info.: Infection in bullet wound, Surgical Memoirs of the War of the Rebellion, Vol 1, 1870.); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: After the Battle of Gravelotte. 1870 or 1871. Franco-Prussian War

After the Battle of Gravelotte. 1870 or 1871. Franco-Prussian War
2598982 After the Battle of Gravelotte. 1870 or 1871. Franco-Prussian War; (add.info.: After the Battle of Gravelotte. Sisters of Mercy arriving on the battle field to succour the wounded Published)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Wounded duellist

Wounded duellist
2912157 Wounded duellist; (add.info.: Wounded duellist, Heidelberg, Germany, 1890); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Ralph Abercromby (1734-1801) Scottish soldier. Copperplate engraving London 1833

Ralph Abercromby (1734-1801) Scottish soldier. Copperplate engraving London 1833
530858 Ralph Abercromby (1734-1801) Scottish soldier. Copperplate engraving London 1833; (add.info.: General leading successful Anglo-Turkish force against French at Aboukir Bay (Alexandria)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Warwick's death at the Battle of Barnet, Act V, Sc. II from 'Henry VI', from 'William Shakespeare'

Warwick's death at the Battle of Barnet, Act V, Sc. II from 'Henry VI', from 'William Shakespeare'
1577190 Warwick's death at the Battle of Barnet, Act V, Sc. II from 'Henry VI', from 'William Shakespeare', 1872 (engraving); (add.info.: Shakespeare, William, Knight)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: After the Battle of Gravelotte, 1870

After the Battle of Gravelotte, 1870
1580674 After the Battle of Gravelotte, 1870; (add.info.: After the Battle of Gravelotte. Sisters of Mercy arriving on the battle field to succour the wounded.); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Letter B: Brancardier. Little French alphabet, c.1917 (print)

Letter B: Brancardier. Little French alphabet, c.1917 (print)
DUV4204576 Letter B: Brancardier. Little French alphabet, c.1917 (print); 30.5x23.5 cm; (add.info.: Hachette and Cie, publisher, Paris, 1917. Illustrations by J. M. Porta. 8 pages. Kapp Printing)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: The application of Liston's Long Splint

The application of Liston's Long Splint
6116637 The application of Liston's Long Splint,; (add.info.: The application of Liston's Long Splint. Long leg splinting is used to stabilize injuries by decreasing movement)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Leg bone of Lieutenant John Fraser, 1782 (human bone)

Leg bone of Lieutenant John Fraser, 1782 (human bone)
5926687 Leg bone of Lieutenant John Fraser, 1782 (human bone); National Army Museum, London; (add.info.: Leg bones of Lieutenant John Fraser, 1782)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Iron shot which struck Major-General Frederick Roberts, 1878 (iron)

Iron shot which struck Major-General Frederick Roberts, 1878 (iron)
5924170 Iron shot which struck Major-General Frederick Roberts, 1878 (iron); National Army Museum, London; (add.info.: Iron shot which struck Major-General Sir Frederick Roberts, 1878)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Reduction of dislocated thigh using pulleys. From The Household Physician

Reduction of dislocated thigh using pulleys. From The Household Physician, published c.1898 (engraving)
6116647 Reduction of dislocated thigh using pulleys. From The Household Physician, published c.1898 (engraving); Photo © Ken Welsh. All rights reserved 2024.

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: Leg bone of Lieutenant John Fraser, 1782 (human bone)

Leg bone of Lieutenant John Fraser, 1782 (human bone)
5926688 Leg bone of Lieutenant John Fraser, 1782 (human bone); National Army Museum, London; (add.info.: Leg bones of Lieutenant John Fraser, 1782)

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: An engraving depicting a soldier with a wooden leg, 19th century

An engraving depicting a soldier with a wooden leg, 19th century
5311203 An engraving depicting a soldier with a wooden leg, 19th century; (add.info.: Date: 1877); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageWounded Limb Collection: The death of Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805, 1806 (oil on canvas)

The death of Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805, 1806 (oil on canvas)
7337702 The death of Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805, 1806 (oil on canvas) by Drummond, Samuel (1765-1844); 73x83 cm; National Maritime Museum, London



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In the midst of a snowy battlefield, the wounded limb becomes a symbol of resilience and sacrifice. Bataille de neige à Romorantin captures the king's valiant assault on Saint-Pol's house, despite his injuries. The Red Cross Nurse in WWI stands as an emblem of compassion amidst the chaos, tending to those with wounded limbs. A striking lithograph poster depicts a German pilot standing tall in his cockpit, wounded but unyielding, and is a testament to the indomitable spirit that resides within even the most injured souls. The last stand of Major Allan Wilson on the Shangani River echoes through time, illustrating bravery in adversity during the First Matabele War. Recovering fallen comrades after the siege of Plevna reveals both sorrow and honor intertwined. Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry's transfer between US Brig Lawrence and US Brig Niagara exemplifies determination amidst battle at Lake Erie. Barbarossa Hayreddin Pasha's triumph over Charles V at Preveza showcases strength against all odds. Passchendaele's haunting oil painting portrays soldiers with wounded limbs fighting for their lives during World War I. The Good Samaritan reminds us that healing can come from unexpected sources, while Balaclava immortalizes valor amid conflict. "The Outlaw" evokes sympathy for one who may have been forced into violence due to circumstances beyond their control. Lastly, The Battle of Evesham marks both victory and tragedy as Prince Edward defeats Simon de Montfort but mourns his loss. Through these diverse depictions spanning centuries and continents, we witness humanity's unwavering spirit in times of war and strife - forever reminded that even with wounded limbs, courage endures.