To the Gentlemen of the Devizes Loyal Volunteers this View of their Appearance on Roundway Hill, Sept.r 16th 1799 to Receive their Colours is Humbly Inscribed.
Etching with hand colour, very scarce. Printed area 280 x 390mm (11 x 15¼".
The Devises Loyal Volunteers on parade. Their captain was Samuel Tayler, a wealthy merchant who was five times mayor of Devizes, and whose son, Joseph Needham Tayler, is belived to have been one of the inspirations for C. S. Forester's fictional hero Horatio Hornblower.
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