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Thomas Staunton St Clair (1785-1847)

Vila Velha, 1811

N,,o 5 / TROOPS BEVOUACK'D near the Village of VILLA VELHA, on the Evening of the 19;th of May, 1811. / shewing the various occupations of an Encampment published 10 Oct 1812

Aquatint with etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand coloured; edged with paper | 36.5 x 50.0 cm (image) | RCIN 735155.e

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A view of an encampment of the Anglo-Portuguese army near Vila Velha, 19 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:] 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. Pub. June 12. 1813. by C. Turner 50. Warren Str.t Fitzroy Sq.e Colnaghi Cockspur Street. M.r Molteno Pall Mall. Boydell Cheapside & M.r Booth Duke Street, Portland Chapel.

  • Watermark: J WHATMAN 1811

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 32.9 x 50.0 cm (neatline)

    36.5 x 50.0 cm (image)

    41.2 x 57.9 cm (platemark)

    43.7 x 60.5 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    N,,o 5 / TROOPS BEVOUACK'D near the Village of VILLA VELHA, on the Evening of the 19;th of May, 1811. / shewing the various occupations of an Encampment. [bottom centre, below view]


    (Recto) [bottom left, black pencil, in Evelyn Heaton-Smith’s hand:] G.3 [and] XV-155-e. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 31; [centre, black pencil:] 1811-31.

    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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