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[Keyplate] Chelsea Pensioners reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo.
[Keyplate] Chelsea Pensioners reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo.
[after David Wilkie, R.A.] J. Moyes, Castle Street, Leicester Square.
[London; Moon, Boys, & Graves, c.1831.]
Rare letterpress broadside with woodcut vignette. Sheet 880 x 570mm (34½ x 22½"). Creases and tears.
The keyplate to Sir David Wilkie's painting of a group of Chelsea pensioners sitting round a wooden table outside the Duke of York inn, with one reading aloud the news of Waterloo, highlighting 16 points of interest including variant uniforms of the old soldiers. Below is an extensive list of subscribers, noting whether they bought proofs or prints, including Wilkie himself, the Duke of Wellington (to whom the print was dedicated) and F.G. Moon, one of the publishers.
See: 36975 for keyplate & Ref: 32632 for print.
[Ref: 58217]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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