Explanation Of the Battle of Waterloo,Painted On the largest Scale, from Drawings taken on the Spot, by Mr. Henry Aston Barker, (The Figures composed and painted by Mr. John Burnet,) Now Exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester Square. The Upper Circle contains a Representation of the Battle of Paris, Fought by the Allies in March, 1814, With a View of the City and Environs. 1817. Open from Ten until Dusk. Admission to each Painting One Shilling.
Wood engraved broadside with letterpress. Sheet 365 x 275mm (14¼ x 10¾"). Mounted in album paper, wear to folds reinforced with tape on reverse.
A circular wood engraving with a 68-point key, the guide to a painted panorama of the Battle of Waterloo exhibited at the 'Panorama', the first building to be erected for the purpose of displaying panoramas. According to the letterpress he went to Allied Headquarters in Paris to research the battle. His sketches were issued as a set of eight etchings by John Burnett. During his lifetime Barker's celebrity opened doors: he met Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Nelson in Naples, and Napoleon Bonaparte on Elba. He married Admiral William Bligh's eldest daughter in 1802.
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