Very fine coloured aquatint, with small margins. 305 x 400mm (12 x 15¾"). Watermarked 'J Whatman 1811'. Very slight offset.
A view of Dresden, with the Frauenkirche in the centre, shortly after Napoleon's troops had been driven from Germany. It was published in Robert Bowyer's 'Triumphs in Europe, in the Campaigns of the Years 1812, 1813, 1814 commemorated by a Series of Twelve Views...', which celebrated (prematurely) the end of the Napoleonic Wars. This work was republished the following year as 'An Illustrated Record of Important Events in the Annals of Europe', and again with an sister publication 'The Campaign of Waterloo' from 1816. The 1811 watermark suggests this example is from the 'Triumphs'.
[Ref: 35514] £230.00