Bivouac in the Pyrennees. The night before the Battle.
Published & Sold June 4th 1815 by Edw.d Orme, Publisher to his Majesty & H.R.H. the Prince Regent, Bond Street, corner of Brook St. London.
Coloured aquatint. 255 x 330mm (10 z 13"). Faint spotting.
Wellington and his officers around a fire, the night before the Battle of the Pyrenees, fought 25th-30th July 1813. A plate from Orme's 'Historic, Military, and Naval Anecdotes, Of Personal Valour, Bravery, and particular Incidents which occurred to the Armies of Great Britain and her Allies, in the last long-contested War, terminating with the Battle of Waterloo'. This was the first plate of the series, eventually published complete in 1819. It is interesting that this plate was published just over two months after the event shown.
Abbey: Life 376.
[Ref: 33730] £130.00