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After Lieutenant Pym (fl.1811)

The French Imperial Eagle of the 8th regiment taken at Barrosa published Apr 1811

RCIN 750667

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This print is dedicated to George, who as Prince Regent was head of the British army. It was published to celebrate the British victory at the Battle of Barrosa, part of the war against Napoleon’s French forces which was fought on the Iberian Peninsula. During the fighting, the eagle standard of the 8th Infantry Regiment was captured by British soldiers and brought back to London.

Purchased in 1815