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Marengo / A Series of Lithographic Drawings of Celebrated Horses

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1936,1105.5

  • Title (object)

    • Marengo

    Title (series)

    • A Series of Lithographic Drawings of Celebrated Horses
  • Description

    Napoleon's white horse in dusky coastal landscape, halting at edge of land, with bird on rock at right; proof. 1 August 1824
    Crayon lithograph on chine collé

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1824
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 334 millimetres (image)
    • Width: 455 millimetres (image)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Annotated in ink below the image with the title, and "James Ward RA Pinxt et Delt Select Proof retouched by JW / London Pub. Augt. 1st 1824 / R Ackermann Strand / Printed by G. Simonau", with a pencil addition to the publication address "T Clay Ludgate Hill & Dickinson Bond Street".
  • Curator's comments

    For more information on the series, see 1936,1105.1. The horse is described on the title-page as: "The Favourite Barb Charger rode by Napoleon Buonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo. The Property of Captain Howard.".

  • Bibliography

    • Frankau 1904 55 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1936

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1936,1105.5

Napoleon's white horse in dusky coastal landscape, halting at edge of land, with bird on rock at right; proof.  1 August 1824  Crayon lithograph on chine collé

Recto

Napoleon's white horse in dusky coastal landscape, halting at edge of land, with bird on rock at right; proof. 1 August 1824 Crayon lithograph on chine collé

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

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