A Sergeant and Privates of the 87th.Or Prince of Wales own Irish Regiment on Service.
London. Pub.d. Jan.y. 1813 by Colnaghi & C.o. 23 Cockspur Street.
Very fine coloured aquatint with large margins. Plate: 250 x 330mm (9¾ x 13"). Three holes in left margin from binding.
Battle scene in which a Sergeant (marked by the three stripes on his arm) of the 87th stands above a fallen French soldier. The Sergeant takes the fallen Napoleonic flag from the dead soldier whilst behind him privates from the 87th regiment engage in battle in the background. This scene commemorates the 87th's role in the Battle of Barossa of 1811 in which the first Napoleonic Imperial Eagle was captured by the British. From "Costumes of the Army of the British Empire, according to the last regulations of 1812".
[Ref: 33471] £180.00