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Five parts of the design for the Shield of Wellington. 1821
The centrepiece; Wellington on horseback looking up to left with officers behind and Nike holding a wreath hovering above the commander; in roundel.
'Victory of Assye September 23 AD 1803'; a soldier on horseback drawing his sword back and riding towards a turk who holds up his shield and sword; fan-shaped image as if in bas-relief.
'The Battle of Vimiera August 21 AD 1808'; a man in Scottish military dress directing other soldiers pointing to the right with his sword; fan-shaped image as if in bas-relief.
'Passage of the Douro, Oporto Liberated 1809'; Wellington stepping out of a boat full of soldiers, and women kneeling and kissing his hands, fan-shaped image as if in bas-relief.
'The Lines of Torres Vedras March 6 1811'; Wellington leading lines of infantry at night, fan-shaped image as if in bas-relief.
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Height: 145 millimetres (centrepiece, trimmed)
Height: 100 millimetres (each fan shape design, approx.)
Width: 140 millimetres
Width: 142 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- These are from a series of copies after Stothard's designs for the Shield of Wellington. Stothard engraved and published the design in 1820. The copies contain several differences, such as the spellings of the places, which appear as 'Assaye' and 'Vimeira' in Stothard's designs. For more information on Stothard's designs, see 1848,1209.102.
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- Associated events
Associated Event: Battle of Assaye 23 September 1803
Associated Event: Battle of Vimeira 21 August 1808
Associated Event: Liberation of Oporto 12 May 1809
Associated Event: Chasing Masséna's Troops March 1811
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