The Duke of Wellington &c. &c. &c.
[Munich: J. Stuntz, c.1825.]
A rare & very fine tinted lithograph. Printed area 370 x 285mm (14½ x 11¼").
Portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, in uniform. This print, from the portrait by Thomas Phillips showing Wellington's many medals from the Peninsular and Napoleonic wars, was made in 1825, while Wellington was a cabinet minister but before he became Prime Minister (1828). Published in 'Les Oeuvres Lithographiques', a huge series of reproductive plates of paintings, by Johann Nepomuk Strixner (1782 - 1855) and Ferdinand Piloty (1786-1844). Their work did much to popularise lithography, as they showed the technique could achieve all the same effects as other engraving techniques.
[Ref: 31796] £420.00