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Image number
NAM1268432
Title
Meeting of Wellington and Blücher at La Belle Alliance, aquatint by Joseph Constantine Stadler (fl.1780-1812), 1818 (coloured aquatint)
Artist
Heath, William (1795-1840) (after) / English
Location
National Army Museum, London
Medium
coloured aquatint
Date
1818 AD (C19th AD)
Description
Illustration for a narrative poem by Dr Syntax, published by Thomas Tegg, 1 April 1818. This painting depicts the meeting of the two commanders in the aftermath of battle at the ‘La Belle Alliance’ tavern. Napoleon had used the tavern as his headquarters during the battle and Blücher suggested that the battle be named after it to commemorate the multinational coalition that had defeated the French emperor. Wellington instead recommended Waterloo, the village just north of the battlefield, commenting that it would not do to name the battle after the loser's command post.
Photo credit
© National Army Museum / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
army / battle / flag / battles / soldier / flag / battlefields / warfare / prussian army / man / men / wars / british army / allies / military / armies / duke of wellington / meeting / commanders / historic / flags / officer / napoleonic wars / commander / belgium / battlefield / dr syntax / la belle alliance / male / soldiers / officers / war / shaking hands / battle of waterloo / arthur wellesley / thomas tegg / gebhard leberecht von blücher / waterloo / joseph constantine stadler
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