WELLINGTON & BLUCHER

MEETING AFTER THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 604 STG155 68
 

Complex silk image of aftermath of a battle

Words:
Woven on silk:-
 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
Woven in Pure Silk

Wellington and Blucher
MEETING AFTER THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO.

Size:
Card-mount:
17.1 cm deep by 24.8 cm wide

silk:
6.4 cm high by 18.4 cm wide

Comments:
by Austin Sprake:
Probably copied from the paintings by Maclise hanging in the House of Lords, at Westminster.

by Geoffrey Godden:
A crowded landscape picture of Wellington and Blucher meeting after the Battle of Waterloo, with many standing soldiers as well as killed and wounded. This silk can be paired with the equally crowded view THE DEATH OF NELSON [st 124 on this site], and both were first included on printed label 23+31 of c. 1889.
This picture is normally mounted on type C or E card-mounts [the images above are of type C3 (brown) and E1 (green), both of circa 1893 - 1899].

Other comments:
The Stevengraph silk above was also used in the 1928 calendar

 



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