Battle of Morales 1813
Peninsular War: Battle of Morales June 2nd 1813 London Published Sept 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 T. 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 successful cavalry action fought by the British Hussar Brigade against the French 16th and 21st Dragoons on 1st June 1813, during the Peninsular War. British 10th, 15th and 18th Hussars against the French 16th and 21st Dragoons. Colonel Grant commanded the British Hussar Brigade. General of Division Digeon commanded the Division of Dragoons of which the 16th Dragoons were part. The British 18th Hussars came up on the French left flank and, with the 15th Hussars in support, the British Hussar Brigade pursued the fleeing French Dragoons for some two miles, over the bridge across the River Bajez and across a bog, before being brought up short by a discharge from a French artillery battery positioned with Digeon’s second brigade, General Darricau having come up with both infantry and guns.
A genuine antique print over 200 years old.