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Thomas Staunton St Clair (1785-1847)

Penamacor, 1811

N,,o 12 / PENA MACOR, an ancient Fortress on the Frontier of PORTUGAL. / Portuguese Troops on the march to Castello Branco, March, 1811 published 1 Nov 1814

Aquatint with etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand coloured; edged with paper | 37.1 x 51.1 cm (image) | RCIN 735155.m

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A view of the march of the Portuguese army along the road to Castelo Branco with the town of Penamacor in the background, 18 March 1811. Napoleonic Wars (1803-15): Peninsular War (1808-14)

Penamacor is about 20 km south of Sabugal (RCIN 735155.i) and about 50 km north-east of Castelo Branco.

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:] Major T. S.t Clair pinx.t

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

    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, Published Nov. 1. 1814, by C. Turner, 50, Warren Str, Fitzroy Sq.r, Colnaghi, Cock spur Street; M.Molteno, Pall Mall; Boydell, Cheapside; & M.r Booth, Duke Street, Portland Chapel.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 34.1 x 51.1 cm (neatline)

    37.1 x 51.1 cm (image)

    41.4 x 57.9 cm (platemark)

    44.0 x 60.6 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    N,,o 12 / PENA MACOR, an ancient Fortress on the Frontier of PORTUGAL. / Portuguese Troops on the march to Castello Branco, March, 1811. [bottom centre, below view]


    (Recto) [bottom left, in Evelyn Heaton-Smith's hand, black pencil:] G.3 [and] XV-155-m. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 38; [bottom right, black pencil:] 21/; [centre, black pencil:] 1811-38.

    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)

    Penamacor, Castelo Branco, Portugal (40°10'08"N 07°10'11"W)

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