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Thomas Staunton St Clair (1785-1847)

Fuentes de Oñoro, 1811

BATTLE OF FOENTES D'ONOR, / Taken from the Right of the Position occupied by the 1.st 3.rd and 7.th Divisions on the 5.th May 1811 published 10 Oct 1812

Aquatint with etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand coloured; edged with paper | 37.2 x 50.3 cm (image) | RCIN 735155.c

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A view of the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro, fought on 3-6 May 1811 between the Anglo-Portugese army, commanded by Lieutenant-General Arthur Wellesley (later Duke of Wellington, 1769-1852), and the French, commanded by Marshal André Masséna (1758-1817), resulting in a British and Portuguese victory. Napoleonic Wars (1803-15): Peninsular War (1808-14).

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.

    Charles Turner (31 July 1774-1 August 1857) (publisher)

    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 Street, Fitzroy Square Mess.rs Colnaghi Cockspur Street M.r Molteno Pall Mall Messrs Boydell Cheapside and M.r Booth Duke Street Portland Chapel.

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 33.2 x 50.3 cm (neatline)

    37.2 x 50.3 cm (image)

    41.1 x 57.8 cm (platemark)

    43.7 x 60.2 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    BATTLE OF FOENTES D'ONOR, / Taken from the Right of the Position occupied by the 1.st 3.rd and 7.th Divisions on the 5.th May 1811. [bottom centre, below view]

    Annotations:

    (Recto) [bottom left, black pencil, in Evelyn Heaton-Smith’s hand:] G.3 [and] XV.-155-c. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 29; [centre, black pencil:] 1811-29.

    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)

    Fuentes de Oñoro, Castille and León, Spain (40°35'27"N 06°48'41"W)

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