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The Horse Guards at the Battle of Waterloo.
The Horse Guards at the Battle of Waterloo. One of the officers having Killed a French Colonel cuts off his Epaulette in triumph.
Heath Del. M. Dubourg Sc.
Published & Sold June 4.th. 1817 by Edw.d. Orme, Bond st. corner of Brook St. London.
Fine coloured aquatint with large margins. Plate: 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾").
Battle scene in which an officer of the Horse Guards bends over a dead French officer cutting off his epaulette while his horse is held by a soldier behind. Around them British soldiers march from the right while French cavalrymen charge from the left.
[Ref: 33579]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Copy of a Letter Written by a Young Officer in the Guards on the Day after Waterloo: (Lent by his niece, Mrs Field, of Minnick Wood, Holmwood, to the Rev. J. Rooke, Surrey.)
Copy of a Letter Written by a Young Officer in the Guards on the Day after Waterloo: (Lent by his niece, Mrs Field, of Minnick Wood, Holmwood, to the Rev. J. Rooke, Surrey.)
[n.d., c.1840.]
6 pages of manuscript & a map of part of the battle. Sheet: 285 x 225mm (11¼ x 9'').
A mid-nineteenth century copy of the letter written on 19th June 1815 by a soldier who had fought in Waterloo, the letter gives details from the battalion's leaving Enghien at 3 o'clock in the morning until after the battle. The soldier describes his horse being killed in the action, the numbers of those wounded and the order of events. The last page has a battle plan showing part of the battle.
[Ref: 49386]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Waterloo] A near View of the Observatory.
[Waterloo] A near View of the Observatory.
Engrav'd by R. Reeve from a Drawing by Mr S. Wharton.
[n.d., 1816.]
Sepia aquatint. Sheet 385 x 280mm (15¼ x 11"). Trimmed within plate.
A view of a 60 ft. wooden trigonometrical observatory erected by Dutch engineers for a survey of the surrounding countryside, south of Hougoumont and east of the Mon Plaisir farm. Built only six weeks before Waterloo, Napoleon used it to reconnoitre the ground in the early morning of the battle. By 1817 the observatory had fallen down. From 'Twelve Views of Waterloo, la Belle Alliance, Chateau Gomont, and la Haye Sainte, the scene of the Battle of the 18th of June 1815". The Prince Regent ordered a set of porcelain plates decorated with the scenes from Chamberlain & Co of London in 1816, which are still in the Royal Collection.
[Ref: 55744]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Prince of Orange at the Battle of Waterloo, distributing, at the moment, to the brave Troops the Orders he then wore.
The Prince of Orange at the Battle of Waterloo, distributing, at the moment, to the brave Troops the Orders he then wore.
J. A. Atkinson Del.t. M. Dubourg Sculp.t.
Published & Sold, Aug.t. 20, 1815 by EDW.D. ORME, Publisher to his Majesty & H.R.H the Regent, Bond Street, corner of Brook Street, London.
Fine coloured aquatint with large margins. Plate: 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾").
Battle scene in which The Prince of Orange, mounted hands out his medals to foot soldiers in the midst of the battle. Dead and wounded men and horses lie on the ground and ranks of charging cavalrymen lead an attack in the distance.
[Ref: 33575]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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