The Buffs at the Battle of Albuera.
Published & Sold March 1.st. 1818, by Edw.d. Orme, Bond Street (corner of Brook St.) London.
Very fine coloured aquatint with large margins. Plate: 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾").
Battle scene depicting events at the Battle of Albuhera of 1811. The 3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foot, caught in a rainstorm were surrounded by French cavalrymen. During the ensuing battle Ensign Charles Walsh who was carrying the Kings Colour was hit by artillery fire. Mortally wounded Walsh fell to the ground, however, before the French could capture the colour a Lieutenant Latham managed to fight off the French and conseal the colour in his jacket. Latham suffered serious injury but survived the battle.
[Ref: 33588] £180.00