Antique Prints

Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

An extract of our prints currently available:
A Diaglogue At Waterloo
 
Battle of Waterloo
Napoleon At Waterloo

Waterloo three incidents
Dighton,The defence of Hougoumont
Dighton,The charge of the French Cavalry
"Scotland Forever!"
Scotland Forever - Lady Butler
"Quatre Bras"
Meeting of Wellington and Blücher
The Waterloo Banquet

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Duke of Wellington showing the field of battle of his greatest victory over the French to the young Queen Victoria!

A DIALOGUE AT WATERLOO

"The most infamous army I ever commanded..."
-The Iron Duke on his troops at Waterloo.

Engraved By T.H. Atkinson after Sir Edwin Landseer. London Ca.1851

A fine copper engraving depicting the old Duke of Wellington showing the field of battle of his greatest victory over the French to the young Queen Victoria, On that occasion views of the battle were presented during an informal picnic.

Five exquisitely drawn and engraved horses are also portrayed. The bronze monumental lion may be seen atop the mound in the rear, raised by the Dutch between 1823 and 1826 on the spot where it is believed the Prince of Orange was wounded. The mound required 290,485 cubic meters of earth from the surrounding fields to attain a height of 40.5 meters Note the fine detail as illustrated in this photograph which concentrates on the young ladies book.

The original painting, finished in 1850, presently hangs in the Speaker's Guest Room within the British House of Lords, London.

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer RA. RI. (1802-1873) was without doubt one of the finest animal painters England has ever produced. He was born in London, the son of John Landseer ARA. He first exhibited works at the Royal Academy in 1815, at the precocious age of 13. He was elected ARA at the age of 24, and RA some five years later in 1831. Further honours followed - he was knighted in 1850, received a gold medal at the Paris Exhibition of 1855, and in 1866 was elected President of the Royal Academy, a position which he declined to accept.

Landseer was noted for his pictures of horses, dogs and stags but they often have a sentimentality of treatment which today feels uncomfortable. It is not surprising therefore that he became a particular favorite of Queen Victoria , indeed it was Landseer that taught her to etch. His most familiar works however are not paintings at all - but the huge lions that surround Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square, London; nevertheless most galleries with a representative collection of 19th Century British art will have something by him and Lord Russborough’s Annex is no exception, we have available fine copies of numerous works including perhaps his most famous- The Monarch of the Glen.

Copper Engraving, deacidified & repaired.
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Approx. 26 1/2 x 46 1/2

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                                                          Burnet Battle of Waterloo

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  “...  THE MOST INFAMOUS ARMY I EVER COMMANDED “
                                                                                          Wellington (on the composition of his army at Waterloo)

THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO
[Wellington at the scene]

Engraved by John Burnet  after the painting by J.A. Atkinson, portraits by A.W. Devis
RARE.  Copper engraving  [London] 1819
161/2 x 231/4” excluding letters (42 x 59 cm)


Depicted is a general scene toward the end of the battle on 18 June 1815, with Wellington in attendance, from the British vantage,  Portraits of the main allied participants are identifiable, including that of the 'Iorn' Duke  Wellington; who, despite his generally poor opinion of his troops (quoted above) is shown saluting the capture of a French Eagle standard by Sergeant Ewart of the Scots Greys.  Napoleon’s  Garde Impériale are shown in disorderly retreat signifining the moment of Allied victory.

This image was considered scarce even in 1819, as contrary to the original intention of the engraver, there were never very many copies of this image published, making it highly desirable for today’s collector of military and particularly Waterloo images.
Waterloo produced many iconic myths and also courageous heroes, not least among them the actions of many members of the cavalry.  It seems unlikely that the Duke of Wellington said that Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, not least because Eton had no playing fields, in the modern sense at that time. But he undoubtedly did say : “It was a damned nice thing  [‘nice’ meaning close and all too finely balanced], the  nearest thing  you ever saw  in your life.”  Warner , P.  The British Cavalry. p.116 .
Little wonder then, that this battle was regarded as one of the most significant in British history,  much as ‘The Battle of Britain’ was to be over a hundred years later.

John Burnet 1784-1868  became a Scottish painter, etcher and engraver of historical subjects, after his contemporaries and old masters. Born in Midlothian, he lived in Edinburgh. He was one of the first engravers to specialize in the reproduction of paintings for the new middle class collector, and he pioneered the use of steel plates, although this image is engraved into copper and was not widely circulated. He died in Stoke-Newington.

John Augustus Atkinson 1775 - 1831/3?  was a painter, etcher and aquatint engraver of historical subjects. In 1784 he accompanied his uncle to Russia in the service of the Empress Catherine.

Arthur William Devis  1762 - 1822 Following the shipwreck in ca. 1783 of the Antelope, aboard which he was listed as draughtsman, Devis travelled on to Bengal, India were he became a society painter of portraits. Upon his return to England he exhibited some 65 pictures at the Royal Academy between 1779 - 1821.

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Stuben Napoleon in the midst of it

[NAPOLEON] BONAPARTE AT WATERLOO
[Mounted, and in the thick of it ]

RARE.  Mezzotint  engraved by (Mrs.?)W.H. Simmons after the painting by Charles Steuben,  [London 1838] Trimmed to 16 ¾  x 21 ¾ ” (42 .5 x 55.2 cm) excluding letters 

Despite the fact that Napoleon was suffering from a painful bout of piles on Sunday 18 June1815 (on such details the course of history may be altered), and spent most of the day 3/4 mile away at Rossomme, this image shows him mounted on his white charger Marengo, supposedly in the thick of the battle. It was only about 7.30 pm. that a last stand was made near La Belle Alliance Inn   (just visable, upper left), Marshal Ney is portrayed alongside the Emperor surrounded by members of the Imperial Guard and surprisingly a loan kilted Highlander Highlander being a representation of  Marshal Etienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald, Duke of Taranto (November 17, 1765  September 7, 1840).  Shortly thereafter Napoleon’s army was routed and he departed the field of battle.

Baron Charles Auguste Guillaume  de Steuben (1788 - 1856)  was a 19th cent. French painter active during the Napoleonic era. He trained with Gustave Courbet.

Mrs. Simmons was the wife of William Henry Simmons (1811 -1882)  a  noted and very successful engraver, born and died in London, and pupil of Finden, he reproduced pictures by many of the famous artists of his day. He later abandoned line engraving in preference for the more complex mixed media mezzotint and became one of the foremost exponants of that style. Of his wife we can find no information.

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Waterloo Napoleon retreating

BATTLE OF WATERLOO
 BONAPARTE IN HIS RETREAT, PASSING LA BELLE ALLIANCE.

Having witnessed the flight of his Imperial Guard, and the British in pursuit from the opposite height.
 Drawn by Capt. George Jones & engraved by Mr. Samuel Mitan published in Christopher Kelly A Full and Circumstantial Account of the Memorable Battle of Waterloo. London March 15, 1817
Hand coloured etching.     7 x 9" inc. letters (17.8 x 22.9 cm)    PRICE CODE  B
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Waterloo French eagle_captured

BATTLE OF WATERLOO
SHAW THE LIFE GUARD'S MAN'S HEROIC ATTACK ON THE FRENCH CUIRASSIERS

[Drawn by Capt. George Jones & engraved by Mr. Samuel Mitan] published in  Christopher Kelly A Full and Circumstantial Account of the Memorable Battle of Waterloo. London Oct 26th., 1816
Hand coloured etching.    6 3/8 x 8 1/8" inc. letters (16.3 x 20.5 cm)    PRICE CODE  B
 Ref. JS2/sn/ v.anno > DVL

waterloo_napoleon_ pursued

BATTLE OF WATERLOO
 RETREAT, OF THE FRENCH PURSUED BY ENGLISH CAVALRY AND INFANTRY
 
"The attack succeeded in eery point;The enemy was forced from his position on the heights and fled in utmost confusion" vide Duke of Wellington's dispatch.

Drawn by Capt. George Jones & engraved by Mr. Samuel Mitan published in Christopher Kelly A Full and Circumstantial Account of the MemorableBattle of Waterloo. London Feb 15, 1817
Hand coloured etching.         6 5/8 x 9" inc. letters (16.8 x 22.9 cm)    PRICE CODE  B
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Lady Butler Waterloo Images:

 

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"Scotland Forever!"
[1881 (1885)]

after the original painting by Lady Butler

The charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo

B/W photogravure, some restoration, [Published] Copyright by S Hildesheimer Co. Ltd. Manchester; Ca 1885.
13 1/2 x 26"

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Scotland Forever.

Elizabeth Thompson,
[Lady Butler]

[1881 (1890)]

The Charge of The Scots Greys at Waterloo

Chromolithograph.
Descriptive text (bottom left).

Published Buffalo Pictorial Co., Buffalo, NY [ca1890]
15 X 27 7/8" excluding letters.

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"Quatre Bras" The afternoon of June 16th 1815
after the original painting by Lady Butler

"AMAZONS WORK... THE FIRST FINE PRE-RAPHAELITE PICTURE OF BATTLE."
John Ruskin

B/W photogravure after the mixed media engraving.
Some browning & water stains.

Published as a supplement to Holly Leaves Dec. 1913 by permission of Fine Art Society London.
12 3/4 x 26 1/2" excluding letters.

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Another Copy Reduced Size 8 1/2 x 17 3/4" 21.6 x 45.1 cm.) C. Taber & Co.
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What a difference a day makes !

meeting of wellington and Blucer

 WELLINGTON AND BLUCHER [sic] MEETING AFTER THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO
 from the original wall painting in the Palace of Westminster
Lumb Stocks RA. after Daniel Maclise RA.

Transfer Lithograph (from engraving) matted, glazed, black wood frame.
 11 7/8 x 34 1/2  (30.2 x 87.7 cm) excluding letters  Frame: 19 1/4 x 41 1/4"

 Ref. 71NY3/DNN/s.andd >ENN        PRICE CODE B      Click here for price guide.

Published by The Art Union [(1872) 1875], after the 1868 painting. Wellington and Blucher mounted on horses, with cavalry behind them, shake hands in front of ruined building surrounded by numerous mounted and dismounted soldiers and bandsman; dead and wounded lying in the foreground. The French army is seen in pursuit along the road behind. A somewhat fanciful rendering of one of the great melodramatic moments in history.

Late in the evening on the day of the battle of Waterloo (Sunday, June 18th. 1815) Wellington and Blücher met on horseback outside the somewhat battered but aptly named La Belle Alliance inn where they briefly shook hands and congratulated each other on their victory. "Quelle affaire!" the elderly Prussian Marshal exclaimed,  - Wellington said afterwards that was all the French he knew. Blücher also suggested La Belle Alliance would be a good name for the battle, but the Duke made no reply.

Following the meeting of the victorious leaders, during the rest of the night the Prussians pursued the remnants of the routed French army, from the inn, down the road toward France by which they had come.

Daniel Maclise, R.A. (1806 -1870) was an  Irish historical painter whose fame rests chiefly on a series of lithograph portraits of contemporary celebrities and on two vast frescoes that he painted in the Royal Gallery in the House of Lords. of which this is a copy of one.

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