19th C. Colored Engraving Portraits Horatio Viscount Nelson & Arthur Wellesley



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"Original colored engravings from the early and middle parts of the 19th century (1805 & 1852). Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1769-1852). A colonel by the age of 27. Wellesley saw action in the Netherlands and in India, where he fought in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War at the Battle of Seringapatam. He was appointed governor of Seringapatam and Mysore in 1799, and as a newly appointed major-general won a decisive victory over the Maratha Confederacy at the Battle of Assaye in 1803.
A general during the Peninsular campaign of the Napoleonic Wars, Wellesley became field marshal after leading the allied forces to victory against the French at the Battle of Vitoria in 1813. He is best remembered for commanding the allied army when Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo.
Original fine steel engraving with elaborate engraved borders, engraved by H.T. Ryall from the original painted by Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A. in the possession of Mr Harding. The figure from a picture by W. Evans Esquire. Published circa 1854 by John Tallis & Company, London & New York. (&) Horatio Viscount Nelson engraved by Finden; from the original of John Hopper, his Majesty's collection. Horatio was one of the most renowned of British naval heroes, and is almost as famous for his scandalous open affair with one of the most famous and beautiful women in England, the married Emma Hamilton, despite having lost most of his teeth, the use of his right eye and his right arm in various military successes; his nautical victories against the French made him Napoleon's nemesis; killed aboard his ship ""Victory"" in the battle of Trafalgar.


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14” x 16.75” x 0.5” / 6.75” x 9.25” (Width x Height x Depth)