A Wellington boot, or, The head of the army

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“Wellington’s head, in profile to the right, projects from a huge spurred boot, showing the upper part of his embroidered collar. He wears an enormous field-marshal’s cocked hat. He has a satisfied smile, the eyes turned towards the spectator. On each point of the large star-shaped spur is a letter, to indicate some of his many orders: K.G. C.H. G G. C.B. Behind is Horse Guards Parade; a sentry stands in front of a cannon; men are drilling in the background.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerHeath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • TitleA Wellington boot, or, The head of the army [graphic] / [man with an umbrella] Esqr. del.
  • Publication[London] : Pub. by Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket, London, [October 1827]

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Acquire May 2016

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