'Storming of St Sebastian, 31st Aug 1813'.

J C Stadler, William Heath

'Storming of St Sebastian, 31st Aug 1813'.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

'Storming of St Sebastian, 31st Aug 1813'.

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. The Marquess of Wellington's Anglo-Portugese army captured the port city of San Sebastian on 8 September 1813 after a two month siege. The final attack resulted in the ransacking and burning of the town by the assaulting troops. Around 1000 of the town's inhabitants were killed as the soldiers ran amok after forcing a breach in the walls.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
96785
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1971-02-33-550-19

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