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Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

Transparency Exhibited at R.Ackermann's in the Strand, On November 27, 1815, the day on which the General Peace was celebrated in London. Nov 1815

Hand-coloured etching with aquatint | 27.3 x 35.1 cm (sheet of paper) (sheet of paper) | RCIN 810953

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In June 1815, allied forces won a decisive victory over the French at the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon was captured and transported to the island of St Helena, where he was imprisoned. Buildings throughout London were illuminated to celebrate the victory. This print records the picture placed outside Ackermann’s shop, showing the French monarchy being restored as Napoleon is overpowered. Probably acquired during the reign of Queen Victoria Cat. 89