Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo engraving
Place Published: London
Publisher: London Fine Art Association
Date Published: 1877
Binding: No binding
Image: 28-1/4 x 16 inches.
Paper: 29-1/4 x 18 inches.
Black and White engraving. Removed from frame with image and type below image in very good condition. Small 1/2 inch vertical tear under E in gazette but not touching E. The border outside this area which was previously framed is in poor condition. The poor border would not be seen matted.
Printed under image:
Chelsea pensioners reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo
Painted by David Wilke, R.A. Engraved by John Burnett
London, Published January 27th, 1877 by the London Arts Association, by kind permission of Messrs. Henry Graves & Co. (copyright) Chelsea pensioners sitting round a wooden table outside the Duke of York inn, one reading the paper with the news of Waterloo to the many people gathered around with them, including a sailor who leans back in his chair talking to the pensioner next to him, a father in uniform sitting further to the right dandling a little baby and a soldier on horseback who shares a toast having ridden up on the left.
Engraving based on the original oil painting by Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841), and commissioned by the Duke of Wellington in 1816.
Very Good. Item #3609