Passage of the Douro,by the Division, under the Command of L.t Gen.l Sir John Murray: [Dedication to Murray by the artist follows.]
London: Pub.d April 2, 1812 for the Proprietors by Mess.rs Colnaghi & Co 23, Cockspur Street.
Etching. 355 x 490mm (14 x 19¼"). Full margins, some spotting in the centre and on the right (mostly outside the image), some loss of surface in the centre and a light mark in the bottom right corner, presumably where a stamp or label has been removed.
General Sir John Murray (1768 - 1827) and his troops assembling on the bank and embarking in local boats to cross the river in Portugal; horses and artillery are manhandled into landing craft. The crossing, ordered by the Duke of Wellington, allowed the British to catch up to the retreating French under Marshal Soult. From the series 'Campaigns of the British Army in Portugal' after Henri L'Evêque (1769-1832), illustrating British Peninsula War campaign. With ink mss. label pasted over lower right corner of plate: 'Presented to the Wellington Collection by the Rt Hon: the Earl of [illegible] 1902.'
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