The Battle of Waterloo.To the Prince Regent this Plate is with His Most Gracious Permission Humbly Dedicated by His Royal Highnesses Obliged Devoted & Faithful Servants T. Clay and R. Lambe. [&] To Field Marshal H.R.H. the Duke of York this Plate is with Permission most Humbly Dedicated by His Royal Highness's Obliged Devoted & Faithful Servants R. Lambe and T. Clay.
London: Pub.d Mar. 1. [& June 18th.] 1819, by R. Lambe, 96, Gracechurch Street and T. Clay, 18, Ludgate Hill.
Pair of mixed method engravings with small margins. 550 x 820mm (21½ x 32¼"). Some wear to edges. Repairs & damaged. Sky scuffed.
Pair of large rare scenes from the Battle of Waterloo. The first scene is focused on the Duke of Wellington, shown on horseback with a telescope in his right hand, having given the order for the advance of the British troops. The second shows the charge of the British heavy cavalry led by General Henry Paget (1768-1854), Earl of Uxbridge, against Comte d'Erlon's column, which checked the French advance. One of the last cannonballs shot that day hit Paget's right leg necessitating its amputation. He was created Marquess of Anglesey the following month. Alexander Sauerweid (1782 - 1844) was a Baltic German painter who specialised in battle scenes and horses. He studied in Dresden and received commissions of horse portraits from Napoleon before moving to St Petersburg to paint official portraits of Russian troops and their uniforms for Alexander I. He also instructed the sons of Nocholas I in drawing. In 1831 he bcame a director of the St Petersburg Academy.
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