Sancho. The Property of the Marchioness of Worcester, taken at the Battle of Salamanca by the Marquis, from the Grave of its Master a French Officer, where it was found exhausted & nearly starved to death, & was with much difficulty forced away frombecoming a sacrifice to its Fidelity. Engraved from a Picture by H.B. Chalon, Painted for H.R.H. the Princess Charlotte of Wales.
Pubd. & Sold Augt 29 1814, by Edwd. Orme, Bond St. (Corner of Brook St.) London.
Coloured aquatint. 184 x 235mm. 7¼ x 9¼" Cut inside plate.
'Para Mi Dueno' [For my Owner] on a card in the dogs mouth, the battle in the background. Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort when Marquis of Worcestser at the battle of Salamanca in 1812 rescued Sancho, a poodle who became his loyal pet. Princess Charlotte became one of the dog's admirers and this portrait was commissioned for her. Sancho was also immortalised by Richard Dighton walking with his master in Hyde Park.
[Ref: 14199] £150.00