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Views of naval engagements and maps of battles

Thomas Staunton St Clair (1785-1847)

Badajoz, 1811

N.o 4 of a Series of Views in Spain and Portugal / BADAJOS DURING THE SIEGE of JUNE 1811. / shewing the working parties of the 3.rd Division, British and General Hamilton's Portuguese Division, opening the first parallel on the... published 10 Oct 1812

Aquatint with etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand coloured; edged with paper | 37.2 x 50.5 cm (image) | RCIN 735155.d

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A view of Badajoz, besieged by the Anglo-Portuguese army from 22 April-10 June 1811, resulting in a French victory. Napoleonic Wars (1803-15): Peninsular War (1808-14). The lettering of the first words of the imprint, up to and including '1812' and the name 'Booth' are very faint.

This is one of a set of twelve prints in the K.Mil. collection (RCINs 735155.a-m) of the principal occurrences of the campaigns in Spain and Portugal in 1810 and 1811 after paintings by Thomas Staunton St Clair. For more information on this set, see RCIN 735155.

  • Thomas Staunton St Clair (1785-1847) (artist) [bottom left, below edge of view:] Painted by Major T. S.t Clair

    Charles Turner (1774-1857) (engraver) [bottom right, below edge of view:] Engraved by C. Turner

    Josiah Boydell (18 January 1752-27 March 1817) (publisher)

    John Booth (active 1794-1840) (publisher)

    Colnaghi & Co (c.1785-1911) (publisher)

    Anthony Molteno (active 1783-1830) (publisher) [bottom centre, below title:] London. Pub. Oct.r 10 1812. by C. Turner 50. Warren Str.t Fitzroy Square. Mess,,rs Colnaghi Cockspur Street. M.r Molteno Pall Mall. Mess.rs Boydell Cheapside, and M.r Booth Duke Street Portland Chapel.

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 33.4 x 50.5 cm (neatline)

    37.2 x 50.5 cm (image)

    41.2 x 57.9 cm (platemark)

    43.7 x 60.4 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    N.o 4 of a Series of Views in Spain and Portugal / BADAJOS DURING THE SIEGE of JUNE 1811. / shewing the working parties of the 3.rd Division, British and General Hamilton's Portuguese Division, opening the first parallel on the left bank of the Cuadiana, / and the Batteries erected by the 7.th Division on the right of the River against Fort S.t Christopher. [bottom, below view]

    Annotations:

    (Recto) [bottom left, black pencil, in Evelyn Heaton-Smith's hand:] G.3 [and] XV-155-d. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 30; [centre, black pencil:] 1811-30.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Spain Twelve Views of the principal occurences of the Campaigns of 1810 and 1811 in Spain and Portugal: by Major T. S.t Clair, engraved by C. Turner, 1812-15.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain (38°52'40"N 06°58'14"W)

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