A four-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage driven at speed to left along a road, during battle, equipped with two small cannons on a rotating pedestal operated by two soldiers who fire forwards towards enemy cavalry seen in clouds of smoke at left; the carriage followed by four horsemen firing guns; another carriage in the distance retreating to right, firing backwards at enemy infantry.  1798  Hand-coloured etching and aquatint

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1923,0417.26

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A four-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage driven at speed to left along a road, during battle, equipped with two small cannons on a rotating pedestal operated by two soldiers who fire forwards towards enemy cavalry seen in clouds of smoke at left; the carriage followed by four horsemen firing guns; another carriage in the distance retreating to right, firing backwards at enemy infantry. 1798 Hand-coloured etching and aquatint

Reproduced by permission of the artist. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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