Rare amateur lithograph. Printed area 240 x 320mm (9½ x 12½"). Margins dusty.
A fête at the Château de Saint-Cloud, just to the west of Paris. Although Napoleon had abdicated in June, some French forces kept up resistance into September, accounting for the British troops in this scene. Amelia Long (née Hume) (1772-1837), married Charles Long who was created Baron Farnborough in 1826. Lady Farnborough was Girtin's favourite pupil, and her work was widely admired by professional artists and drawing masters.
For a sketchbook by the artist see V&A E.21080-1957.
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