[Hougoumont] Interior of the Garden Wall of Chateau Gomont a point strongly contested and defended by the Guards.
London, Published March 1816 for the Proprietor by R.Reeve 15 Rathbone Place.
Etching with aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet 275 x 325mm (10¾ x 13¼"). Trimmed within plate, edges chipped.
A rare peacetime view of Hougoumont, famously defended by British and German troops under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel James Macdonnell of Coldstream Guards. The garrison occupied a large number of French troops, keeping them away from the main battle, to Wellington's satisfaction. He said afterwards that 'the success of the battle turned upon the closing of the gates at Hougoumont'. From a series of twelve rare aquatints of Waterloo after Samuel Wharton.
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