Chelsea Pensioners reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo.To Field Marshal the most noble Arthur Duke of Wellington, R.G. Prince of Waterloo, &c. &c. this print commemorative of that decisive victory is with the highest admiration and respect dedicated by the proprietors.
London. Published Sept.r 10, 1831, by Moon, Boys, & Graves, Printsellers to the King, 6 Pall Mall.
Engraving, very rich impression. Printed area: 435 x 720mm (17¼ x 28¼"). Some paper toning at bottom edge. Trimmed inside platemark.
A lively scene depicting a group of Chelsea pensioners sitting round a wooden table outside the Duke of York inn. In the centre, one is reading the paper with the news of Waterloo to the many people gathered around him, including a sailor who leans back in his chair talking to the pensioner next to him, a father in uniform sitting further to the right holding a baby, and a soldier on horseback who shares a toast having ridden up on the left. Lettered below the image with the title and a dedication to Wellington "Prince of Waterloo", from the publisher, and a coat of arms in the centre.
[Ref: 32632] £320.00