The Last Return from Duty.Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington, K.G. leaving the Horse Guards Aug.t 20th 1852.
London Published Sept.r 3rd 1855 by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co. 13 & 14 Pall Mall East, Publishers to Her Majesty.
Coloured mezzotint. Image 580 x 865mm (22¾ x 34"), laid on backing sheet with printed title. Cut to image with title in script.
A large image of the first Duke of Wellington on horseback, returning the salute of a pair of Chelsea pensioners. Wellington had retired from political life in 1846 although he kept his seat in the Lords, as well as the role of Chief Ranger and Keeper of Hyde Park and St. James's Park. He died less than a month after this event.
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