Place Published: London & Manchester
Publisher: L. Hildesheimer & Co. Limited, Printed in Austria.
Date Published: 
Edition: Early edition
Binding: No binding
SIGNED IN PENCIL BY STANLEY BERKELEY
Paper Size: 32-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches. Image Size: 29-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches - Scarce black & white original photogravure after Stanley Berkeley, c1896 published by L. Hildesheimer & Co. Limited, London & Manchester. Printed in Austria. Lettered name in the plate "Stanley Berkeley", below which, in the mat, is the penciled signature of the artist. Embossed in blind, on the centre of the bottom edge of the mat with is small round impression "ADU 300", incorporated Publishers' Association seal.
There is a 2" and a couple of 1/2" imprinted with coloured pencil repairs to the image at the top right and centre, and the y in Berkeley's pencil signed name has a small section of paper pulled off affecting the Y, otherwise signature in very good condition. Repairs were in 1997 by a professional conservator (report available and supplied). Condition on this scarce circa 1896 photogravure print overall is good.
The Eagle of the French 45th Ligne captured by the Royal Scots Greys. Painting by Stanley Berkeley depicting the famous charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo. The kilted figures carrying muskets are the 92nd Highlanders. According to legend, the men of the 92nd hung on to the stirrups of the Scots Greys during the charge. Although both regiments record it as part of their history, independent eyewitness accounts do not confirm the truth of the "stirrup charge".
Stanley Berkeley (1855-1909) was an English painter of animal, sporting and historical subjects, especially military scenes. Born in London, he exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, the Grafton Gallery, the New Watercolour Society, and elsewhere from 1878 until 1902, and many of his pictures were retrospective military scenes of the English Civil War and the Battle of Waterloo, such as For God and King: An Incident in the Civil War, and Gordons and Greys to the front: An Incident at Waterloo.
Good. Item #3613