The March of the Guards to Finchley


The March of the Guards to Finchley


The March of the Guards to Finchley, also known as The March to Finchley or The March of the Guards, is a 1750 oil-on-canvas painting by English artist William Hogarth, owned by and on display at the Foundling Museum.

This painting depicts London during the Jacobite Rebellion in 1746. Toward the end of 1745 concerns were raised that the capital would be undefended in the event of a Jacobite attack. William Augustus, the Duke of Cumberland, Commander of the British Army, decided to garrison troops to the north of the city as a precaution. In the foreground soldiers can be seen assembling at the Tottenham Court Road turnpike.


William Hogarth (English, 1697-1764)




The work of art depicted in this image and the reproduction thereof are in the public domain worldwide.

Original Format

Oil painting on canvas.


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William Hogarth (English, 1697-1764), “The March of the Guards to Finchley,” Execution Ballads, accessed July 17, 2024,

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