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John Hassell (active 1789-1823) and T. Rickards (active 1814)

Battle of the Pyrenees, 1813

BATTLE OF THE PYRENEES. BATAILLE DES PYRENÉES published 1 Oct 1814

Etching and engraving with aquatint; printed on paper | 55.8 x 67.6 cm (image) | RCIN 735182.a

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A view of the Battle of the Pyrenees, fought on 28 July 1813 between the Allied armies of Great Britain, Portugal and Spain, Commanded by Arthur Wellesley, Marquess of Wellington (1769-1852) and the French, commanded by Marshal Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769-1851), resulting in an Allied victory. 

The original painting by Masey, on which this print is based, was purchased for Strafield Saye House in 1899 by the 3rd Duke of Wellington. The accompanying key to this print is at RCIN 735182.b.

  • John Hassell (active 1789-1823) and T. Rickards (active 1814) (publisher) [bottom centre, below view:] London: Pub.d Oct.r 1. 1814, by HASSELL & RICKARDS, 344, Strand. (publisher) [bottom centre, below view:] London: Pub.d Oct.r 1. 1814, by HASSELL & RICKARDS, 344, Strand.

    After John Massey Wright (1777-1866) (artist) [bottom left, below view:] Painted by I.M. Wright

    Henry Moses (1782-1870) (etcher)

    George Robert Lewis (1782-1871) (aquatinter) [bottom right, below view:] Etch'd by H. Moses Aquat.d by G. Lewis.

  • Watermark: Cropped: J WHATMA[N]

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 55.8 x 67.6 cm (image)

    61.7 x 77.1 cm (platemark)

    64.1 x 80.0 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    BATTLE OF THE PYRENEES. BATAILLE DES PYRENÉES. [bottom left and right]

    Dedication:

    This Plate of the Grand Contest in the Pyrenees on the 28.th July 1813, / Is respectfully Dedicated to Generals Lords Beresford, Hill, Lyndoch, Combermere & Dalhousie, Lieu.t Gen.ls Sir Tho.s Picton / & Sir Lowry Cole, Major Gen.ls Byng, Ross, Pack, Inglis, Vackenham, &c. &c. &c. The General Officers & the Officers & Privates / of the British, Portuguese, & Spanish Armies, by their Lordships &c. &c. &c. most devoted & obedient Servants, J.HASSELL & T. RICKARDS. // Cette Gravure de la Grand Bataille, qui se donna aux Pyrenées, le 28 Juillet 1813, / Et respectuesement dédiée aux Généraux les Lords Beresford, Hill, Lyndoch, Combermere & Dalhousie, aux Lieutenans Généraux Tho.s Picton / et Lowry Cole, aux Majors Généraux Byng, Ross, Pack, Inglis, Packenham, &c. &c. &c. aux Officiers Generaux, aux Officiers et aux Soldats / des Armées Anglaise, Portugaise, et Espagnole, par les Serviteurs, de leurs Seigneuries, &c. &c. &c. les plus dévoués et les plus obeissans, J.HASSELL & T. RICKARDS.
     

    Annotations:

    (Recto) [bottom right, below view, black pencil:] 12. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 12; [bottom right, black pencil:] Crookshank p.51 No 127 / AMOT 987(2).

    George III catalogue entry:

    Pyrenees View of the Battle of the Pyrenees on the 28.th of July 1813: by I.M. Wright, engraved by Moses and Lewis, published by Hassell and Rickards, 1814: with an Index Plate and a Copy of the Gazette containing an Account of the Battle.

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

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Crookshank, C. de W, Prints of British Military Operations: a cat. raisonné with historical descriptions covering the period from...Abyssinia, London, 1921. no.127, p.51

    S. Fenwick, 'Wright, John Masey (1777-1866)', Dictionary of National Biography, 2004.

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