Chelsea Pensioners reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo.
[London, Moon, Boys, & Graves, c.1831.]
Etching with letterpress. Sheet 850 x 570mm (33½ 22½"). Folds with worn holes, foxed.
Keyplate and list of subscribers for David Wilkie's lively scene of Chelsea pensioners sitting round a wooden table outside the Duke of York inn, listening to one reading the news of the Battle of Waterloo. The key lists the variant uniforms of the old soldiers. The extensive list of subscribers include the Duke of Wellington, the artist and Francis Moon, one of the publishers.
[Ref: 36975] £280.00