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Print made by John Phillips, active 1840–1852
Published by George Humphrey, ca. 1773–ca. 1831
The King Commander in Chief; or, the Upset of Waterloo - Man, Bags & Baggage
Materials & Techniques:
Etching with hand coloring in watercolor on medium, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 11 3/4 × 18 inches (29.8 × 45.7 cm), Plate: 9 3/4 × 13 3/4 inches (24.8 × 34.9 cm), Image: 9 1/4 × 13 1/2 inches (23.5 × 34.3 cm)

Watermark center left: "J. Whatman | 1827"

Lettered inside image: "I never saw him so pale | in all my life. | Don't be frighten'd, Arthur, it's only a | little powder. | He goes on much faster | than a Chancery suit. | O, dear1 What will become of me! | O, dear! What shall I do! \ I renown'd as the wondrous Achilles, | The hero of fam'd Waterloo. | I doubt, doubt, doubt what I shall say - | In such plight to go home to my wife: | I can't tell her what's happen'd to-day - | Shall call me a noodle thro' life | My breeches all tatter'd and torn; | My gown gone! O, what a d--d rig! | This dilemma can never (be) borne - | She'll ask me what's gone (with my) wig. | Phillips, fec. | Pub. by G. Humphrey, 24 St. James's St. May 8, 1827."; lettered below image: "THE KING Commander in Chief; or, the Upset of the Waterloo-man, Bags & Baggage.".

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Godfrey Pearlson
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
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