Watercolour – 19th Century Battle of Waterloo Landscape, Henry Percy
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19th Century Battle of Waterloo Landscape 'La Belle Alliance', watercolour, from a sketch by Henry Percy (1785 – 1825).
Historic watercolour on paper depicts open country landscape with two buildings and trees.
Unsigned, with detailed hand written inscription in pencil. Attached text reads, 'La Belle Alliance, 1815, from a sketch by Colonel the Honourable Henry Percy, ADC to the Duke of Wellington'.
Henry Percy was a renowned artist and famous British army officer.
Percy served as Aide-de-camp of Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo. He brought the news of Wellington's triumph and Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo in a Dispatch to Downing St, London, in June 1815.
The documents Percy delivered were Wellington’s personal account. He is said to have been still bloody and dirty from battle when he arrived.
A certificate of authenticity is included. Also included for free is an exclusive accompanying booklet on The Stephen Neale Art Collection, as well a short biography of Henry Percy.
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Signed: Unsigned and titled lower edge
Inscribed: 'La Belle Alliance 1815 from a sketch by Colonel the Honourable Henry Percy, ADC to the Duke of Wellington' hand written on the card mount
Height: 7.5cm (3″)Width: 19.5cm (7.5″)
Condition: The painting is attached to a piece of card, which is torn along the top edge