A cavalry battle

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“Cavalry in battle; a mounted soldier shooting a man off his horse in foreground, a fallen horse and rider at his feet; battle raging in background, a tower to the right, and in distance on left a bridge.”–British Museum online catalogue

  • Printmaker: Smith, Charles Hamilton, printmaker.
  • Title: [A cavalry battle] [graphic] / C.H.S.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed from stone by D. Redman, [between 1810 and 1818]

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Acquired April 2022

Simptoms of courage!

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“British troops are about to march through a large fortified gate leading from open country (left) to the town of Buenos Ayres, where confused street-fighting is in progress. Can are fired from the battlements of the gate at the soldiers, some of whom lie dead or wounded. In the foreground an officer (mounted), in conversation with others, asks: “where is the General”; others say: “go look for the General”; “Find the General”; “why the General is lost”. A Highland officer, taking snuff (right), slyly; “I dare say he is varra safe.” From the country (left) three mounted men gallop, all saying, “I come for Orders”. In the background Whitelocke’s head and shoulders are seen peeping over a hillock on the extreme left. He says: “He that fights and runs away, May live to fight another day, But he thats in the Battle slain, Will never live to fight again”. In the distance, behind him, are tiny (British) soldiers in close formation. In the city men are firing and hurling stones from the roofs of flat-roofed houses on British soldiers in the plaza. On the wall (right) is a placard: ‘Lost, or Mis-led a General officer Who ever can [give] Information … ampl[y] rewarded.'”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811?, printmaker.
  • Title: Simptoms of courage! [graphic] / G. Whiteliver del.
  • Publication: [London] : Pub. by S.W. Fores, No. 50 Piccadilly, March 26, 1808.

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Acquired June 2019

Bengal troops on the line of march : a panaoramic sketch

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  • Printmaker: Ludlow, William Andrew.
  • TitleBengal troops on the line of march : a panaoramic sketch / by an officer of that army [i.e. Capt. Ludlow].
  • Published[London] : Day and Haghe’s Zincy, [1850?]

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Folio 81 835 L945

Acquired November 2017

The French King’s scheme for an invasion

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An engraving showing the head of Louis XV in the image of the coast of France with the ports of Dunkirk and Boulogne shown. From his mouth come the words: “O! O! O! me d’ Pompedour.” The French navy is shown towing small forts across the Channel towards England. Flanking the French fleet are three British ships. Two on the left labelled Anson and one on the right labelled Hawk.

  • Title: The French King’s scheme for an invasion
  • Published: [London] : Sold in May’s Buildings, colour’d 1756

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Acquired December 2012