C1829

Oh what a falling off was there – fully accow / ‘u’]-tred the Hero lay.

Artist:

William Heath (1795 - 1840)

Satirical caricature of Wellington falling off his horse at the review in Hyde Park on 28 May.  After the fall he was “immensely” cheered by the crowd. Wellington, sword in hand, falls from his horse, his white trousers crashing into a patch … Read Full Description

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S/N: CARI-BM-15773–233683
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Full Title:

Oh what a falling off was there – fully accow / ‘u’]-tred the Hero lay.

Date:

C1829

Artist:

William Heath (1795 - 1840)

Condition:

Small repaired tears at sheet edges, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Etching with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

372mm 
x 259mm

Paper Size: 

417mm 
x 288mm
AUTHENTICITY
Oh what a falling off was there - fully accow / 'u']-tred the Hero lay. - Antique Print from 1829

Genuine antique
dated:

1829

Description:

Satirical caricature of Wellington falling off his horse at the review in Hyde Park on 28 May.  After the fall he was “immensely” cheered by the crowd.

Wellington, sword in hand, falls from his horse, his white trousers crashing into a patch of cow-dung. He wears (in place of his field-marshal’s cocked hat) a bearskin so enormous that it may well have overbalanced him. His horse stands beside him, pawing the ground. Behind (right) a group of mounted officers watch the accident. On the left two privates in huge bearskins stand at attention. 

Collections:
British Museum: BM Satires 15773

Biography:

William Heath (1795-1840)

British artist who once described himself as a “portrait & military painter”. He was best known for his published engravings which included caricatures, political cartoons, and commentary on contemporary life. His early works often but from about 1820 on he focused on satire. Between 1827 and 1829, many of his works were published under the pseudonym Paul Pry (the name of an overly inquisitive stage character in a popular 1825 stage comedy by John Poole also used the pseudonym Argus.

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