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To His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, Strathearn &c. &c., His Excellency the Marquis of Wellington, &c. &c. and His Excellency the Marshal Sir W.C. Beresford, &c. &c.
To His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, Strathearn &c. &c., His Excellency the Marquis of Wellington, &c. &c. and His Excellency the Marshal Sir W.C. Beresford, &c. &c. This View of the Fording of the River Mendego by the Allied Army, on the 21st Sept.r 1811 is humbly inscribed by His Royal Highness's and their Excellencies most obliged & very humble Serv.t John Marnoch. No. 1 of a Series of Views of the principal occurences of the campaigns in Spain and Portugal.
Painted by Major T. St. Clair. Engraved by C. Turner.
Edinburgh, Published Oct.r 10th 1812, by the Proprietor, John Marnoch, Carver, Gilder & Printseller, Mess.rs Boydell Cheapside; & Mr. Booth, Duke Street, Portland Place, London/
Etching, proof before aquatinting, very scarce. 415 x 580mm. 16¼ x 22¾". Mounted on album paper, uncut.
A proof of the first of a rare set of twelve views engraved by Charles Turner for 'Wellington's Campaigns in Spain and Portugal'. During the Peninsular Wars, Wellington led the attack against the French in Portugal and Spain and in 1811 his services and victories were duly noted with his promotion to full general.
See Whitman 828. Ogilby: 789. See Refs: 17537, 17538, 17540, 20063.
[Ref: 20065]   £320.00  
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