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Orme, Edward, 1775–1848
The battles of the British Army in Portugal, Spain and France [graphic] : from the year 1808 to 1814 : under the command of Englands great captain, Arthur, Duke of Wellington / edited, published and sold by Edwd. Orme.
Additional Title(s):
Record of British valour
London : Edwd. Orme, Bond Street, 1815.
Physical Description:
13 prints : hand-colored aquatints ; sheet 66 mm diameter
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA68.12.W4 O76 1815 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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13 scenes of the British Army in battles of the Peninsular War. Each is printed as a small circular disc. On the reverse of each disc is a letterpress description of the battle depicted. Issued with silk ribbons linking each disc, to form a continuous strand, with an engraved title at each end. Folded into a medal-shaped bronze container with portrait in relief of the Duke of Wellington on top and History on bottom.
The identical engraved title discs are signed "Rymer sc."
Bronze case by F. Porter.
Abbey, J.R. Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 466
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. With the original bronze case. Most of the original silk ribbon is absent. The whole preserved within original (?) circular morocco box, with brass clasps; interior lined with silk and velvet.
Subject Terms:
Great Britain -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Pictorial works.
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1815.
Engravings -- 1815.
Bronze objects -- England -- 19th century.
Commemoratives -- England -- 19th century.
Medals -- England -- 19th century.
Accordion fold format (Binding)
Panoramas -- England -- 19th century.
Rymer, James, active 1770-1833, engraver.
Porter, F., medalist.

  • 1. Vimiero
  • 2. Oporto (Passage of the Douro)
  • 3. Talavera
  • 4. Busaco
  • 5. Albuera
  • 6. Badajoz
  • 7. Salamanca
  • 8. Ciudad Rodrigo
  • 9. Vittoria
  • 10. Pampeluna
  • 11. St. Sebastian --12. Toulouse
  • 13. Waterloo.

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