Battle of St Jean De Luz c1813
Peninsular War: Battle of St Jean De Luz Dec 10th 1813. London Published Aug 1st 1815 by J. Jenkins, 48 Strand. An original aquatint print from "The Martial achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies from 1799 to 1815. London: Printed for James Jenkins, No 48, Strand, By L. Harrison & J. C. Leigh, 373 Strand.
Original aquatint engraving on medium weight wove paper with fine hand colour. Drawing by William Heath (delt) with aquatint engraving by Thomas Sutherland (sculpt).
Good overall condition with exceptional original colour and wide margins. The plate has the date of publication and the name of the publisher beneath the engraved title. The approx engraved area of the plate is 8.5" x 7.75" (215mm x 195mm) including the engraved title text. Engraved plate mark area is approx 8.5 x 11.75 (215mm x 300mm). The large sheet size is approx 11.5" x 14" (290mm x 355mm).
The Battle fought between 9th and 13th December 1813; Wellington’s army crossing the River Nive and moving further into France; a battle with some of the fiercest fighting of the Peninsular War. Fighting on the Great Road to St Jean de Luz on 10th December 1813 during the Battle of the Nive. Wellington’s army of British, German, Portuguese and Spanish forced the line of the River Nive in a fiercely fought battle.
A genuine antique print over 200 years old.