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Print - Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo
  • Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo
    Burnet, John F.R.S., born 1784 - died 1868
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Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burnet, John F.R.S., born 1784 - died 1868 (engraver)
    Wilkie, David Sir, RA, born 1785 - died 1841 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.999-1965

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LP, shelf 12

Physical description

Engraving by John Burnet, after David Wilkie; 19th century. ‘Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo’. Lettered with title, a dedication to the Duke of Wellington and ‘Painted by David Wilkie, R.A. Principal Painter in Ordinary to His Majesty. Engraved by John Burnet. London, Published Sepr. 10, by Moon, Boys, & Graves, Printsellers to the King, 6, Pall Mall.’

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Burnet, John F.R.S., born 1784 - died 1868 (engraver)
Wilkie, David Sir, RA, born 1785 - died 1841 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with title, a dedication to the Duke of Wellington and Painted by David Wilkie, R.A. Principal Painter in Ordinary to His Majesty

Engraved by John Burnet. London, Published Sepr. 10, by Moon, Boys, & Graves, Printsellers to the King, 6, Pall Mall.

Dimensions

Height: 520 mm sheet, Width: 730 mm sheet, Height: 437 mm image, Width: 715 mm image

Descriptive line

Engraving by John Burnet after Sir David Wilkie, English, 19th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1965 pub. HMSO 1966

Production Note

The original Wilkie painting is dated 1822, in the Wellington Museum (no. W.M. 1469-1948).
Print published by Moon, Boys & Graves, Printsellers to the King, 6, Pall Mall.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Newspapers

Categories

Prints; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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