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Views of naval engagements and maps of battles

Thomas Staunton St Clair (1785-1847)

Mondego river, 1811

N.o 1 / Of a Series of Views of the principal occurrences of the Campaigns in Spain & Portugal. / To His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, Strathearn &c. &c. / His Excellency the Marquis of Wellington, &c, &c, and His... published 10 Oct 1812

Aquatint with etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand coloured; edged with paper | 37.1 x 50.6 cm (image) | RCIN 735155.a

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A view of the crossing of the River Mondego by the Allied army on 21 September 1811. 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.

An etched proof of this print, before aquatinting, is recorded by Grosvenor Prints ref. 20065.

  • 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

    John Marnoch (active 1784-1828) (publisher)

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

    John Booth (active 1794-1840) (publisher) [bottom centre, below title:] Edinburgh Published Oct.r 10. 1812 by the Proprietor, John Marnoch, Carver, Gilder & Printseller, Mess.rs Boydell, Cheapside, & M.r Booth, Duke Street, Portland Place, London.

  • Watermark: J WHATMAN 1811

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 33.6 x 50.6 cm (neatline)

    37.1 x 50.6 cm (image)

    41.1 x 57.8 cm (platemark)

    43.6 x 60.3 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    N.o 1 / Of a Series of Views of the principal occurrences of the Campaigns in Spain & Portugal. / To His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, Strathearn &c. &c. / His Excellency the Marquis of Wellington, &c, &c, and His Excellency the Marshal Sir W,,C,, Berresford, &c. &c. / This View of the FORDING of the RIVER MENDEGO by the ALLIED ARMY, on the 21.st Sept.r 1811 / Is humbly inscribed by His Royal Highness's & their Excellencies most obliged & very humble Serv.t / John Marnoch. [bottom, below view]

    Annotations:

    (Recto) [bottom left, black pencil, ?in Evelyn Heaton-Smith’s hand:] G.3 [and] XV.155.a. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 27; [centre, black pencil:] 1811-27.

    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)

    Mondego river, Coimbra, Portugal (40°12'20"N 08°25'10"W)

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