Major General The Honorable Sir William Ponsonby, K.C.B. M.P. Lt. Coll. of the Fifth Dragoon Guards.
London published as the act directs by the proprietor. Aug 26th 1817.
Rare proof stipple engraving, printed on india, very fine with large margins. Plate size: 500 x 350mm. (19½ x 13¾").
A portrait of Sir William Ponsonby (1772-1815), K.C.B., Major general of the Fifth Dragoon Guards, who was killed at the battle of Waterloo. He wears medals inscribed 'Salamanca' and 'Vittoria', signifying his participation in these Peninsular Wars conflicts. Underneath the portrait is a coat of arms; motto reads "vestigia nulla retrorsum". Presented by the Fifth Dragoon Guards A.D. 1813.
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