The Marquis of Angelsea Wounded, Whilst heading a charge of heavy Cavalry at the close of the Battle of Waterloo. June 18.th. 1815.
Published & Sold Sep.r. 1. 1815 by EDW.D. ORME, Publisher to his Majesty & H.R.H th Prince Regent Bond St., corner of Brook St. London.
Fine coloured aquatint with very large margins. Plate: 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾"). Some slight staining in lower right-hand corner of plate.
Battle scene depicting the moment Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Angelsea was wounded in the leg by artillery fire. Paget's, horse rears up and two cavalrymen near by look concerned. Meanwhile, the battle rages on with clouds of smoke billowing above the ranks of soldiers. On losing his leg Paget is reported to have cried 'By God, sir, I've lost my leg!,' to which Wellington replied, 'By God, sir, so you Have!'. Following the amputation of the wounded leg, it went on to have career as a tourist attraction in the village of Waterloo.
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