Piccolo Art meets its Waterloo (see booth 2609 Miami Beach Show) Piccolo Art the leading international dealer in Portraits and Portrait Miniatures is pleased to announce it has acquired a number of pieces related to the battle at Waterloo.
News-Antique.com - Jan 08,2010 - Piccolo Art the leading international Dealer in Portrait miniatures is pleased to announce it has acquired several pieces of officers who served at the Battle of Waterloo.
The Portrait Miniature of Sir James Wallace Sleigh(as a young boy born 1780). Sir James commanded the 11th dreagoon guards at Waterloo and later commanded the 9th Royal Lancers.
The portrait is one of a pair by Thomas Arrowsmith 1792-1829. Arrowsmith was a deaf mute who became a member of the Royal Academy.
The second new piecen is a miniature of Captain Edward Hill 28th regiment of foot(North Gloucestershire) Captain Edward Hill was killed at Waterloo The 28th regiment of Foot fougth at Quatre Bras as part of the 8th infantry Brigade commanded by Sir Thomas Picton.
The Battle of Waterloo was fought thirteen kilometres south of Brussels between the French, under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte, and the Allied armies commanded by the Duke of Wellington from Britain and General Blücher from Prussia. The French defeat at Waterloo drew to a close 23 years of war beginning with the French Revolutionary wars in 1792 and continuing with the Napoleonic Wars from 1803. There was a brief eleven-month respite when Napoleon was forced to abdicate, exiled to the island of Elba. However, the unpopularity of Louis XVIII and the economic and social instability of France motivated him to return to Paris in March 1815. The Allies soon declared war once again. Napoleon's final defeat at Waterloo marked the end of the Emperor's final bid for power, the so-called '100 Days', and the final chapter in his remarkable career