Taking of Cuidad Rodrigo, 19 January 1812

J C Stadler, William Heath

Taking of Cuidad Rodrigo, 19 January 1812
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Taking of Cuidad Rodrigo, Peninsular War, 19 January 1812.

Coloured aquatint by J C Stadler after William Heath, published by Thomas Tegg, 1 April 1818. Illustration for a narrative poem by Dr Syntax, 1818.

Sir Arthur Wellesley's army took Ciudad Rodrigo, a fortified town, garrisoned by 2000 Frenchmen, on the main road from Portugal to Salamanca, by storm on the night of 19-20 January 1812. The victory was marred by the British rank and file who ransacked the city, despite the best efforts of their officers to stop them.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
96780
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1971-02-33-550-12

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