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Artist or CreatorWilliam Heath, 1795-1840
Title or CaptionThe field of Battersea
Extent1 item
Published byLondon
DateMar 1829
Also published byPub. ... by T. McLean, 26 Haymarket
Size36 x 24cm
Embedded text or transcriptI used to be a good shot, but have been out of practice for some years. - I'll make
myself up small - Gad if he should hit me I might be tainted with some of his popery wont give
him more than one chance. - Battersea Shooting Ground Grand Pigeon Match
Person DepictedWellington; Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852); Duke of
Hardinge; Henry Hardinge, (1785-1856); Viscount
Winchilsea; Goerge William Finch-Hatton (1791-1858); 9th Earl of
Hume; Thomas; MD
Falmouth; Edward Boscawen; 1st Earl of
NotesOn 21 March 1829 the Duke of Wellington fought a duel with the Earl of Winchilsea, over the
Duke's supposed high-church leanings in supporting the King's College fund. Wellington - a
notoriously bad shot - fired and missed, at which Winchilsea fired in the air. See also
M0028456MU. Artists signature on bottom left-hand corner M.D.George No.15697
Copyright contact
Location of artworkDeansgate Collection, University of Manchester
Relates to cartoonM0027696MU

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