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Views of naval engagements and maps of battles

Thomas Staunton St Clair (1785-1847)

Vila Velha, 1811

N,,o 2 / 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 | 37.2 x 51.0 cm (image) | RCIN 735155.b

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A view of the crossing of the Tagus at Vila Velha by the Allied army on 20 May 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.

  • 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: None visible

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 33.3 x 51.0 cm (neatline)

    37.2 x 51.0 cm (image)

    41.0 x 57.7 cm (platemark)

    43.6 x 60.3 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    N,,o 2 / 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,, Beresford, &c. &c. / This View of the PASS of the TAGUS at VILLO VELHA into the ALENTEJO, by the ALLIED ARMY, on the 20,,th May, 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.b. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 28; [centre, black pencil:] 1811-28.

    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)

    Vila Velha de Ródão, Castelo Branco, Portugal (39°39'23"N 07°40'36"W)

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