Aquatint and line etching from the series The Battles of the British Army in Portugal, Spain and France, From the Year 1808 to 1814. Under the Command of Englands Great Captain Arthur Duke of Wellington published by Edward Orme, 1815.
Dimensions: 2 5/8" diameter approx
One from a series of thirteen miniature circular prints originally contained within a medal-shaped bronze container decorated with a portrait of Wellington on the obverse and History on the reverse.
A depiction of Sir Arthur Wellesley's attack on the fortified city of Oporto on 12 June 1809. In wine barges provided by the locals he landed red-coats. Despite overwhelming odds it was successful and led to the surrender of French troops under the command of Marshal Soult garrisoned there.