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MOON, BOYS & GRAVES
Mr. Denning's drawing from Mr. Wilkie's picture of Chelsea Pensioners reading the Gazette of the battle of Waterloo. Moon, Boys & Graves being the sole proprietors of the above drawing, ... have determined to offer it to the nobility and gentry upon the undermentioned plan and conditions. ...
[London]: [1832].
[4] p. ; 25.6 cm. (4º)

Folded half-sheet, final verso blank. Lithographically printed advertisement for a lottery to be held on 18 June 1832 at the publishers' premises at 6, Pall Mall, to determine the ownership of S.P. Denning's watercolour drawing after David Wilkie's popular oil painting 'Chelsea Pensioners Receiving the London Gazette Extraordinary of Thursday, June 22 1815, Announcing the Battle of Waterloo', completed in 1822 and now in the Wellington Museum, Apsley House. The tickets, limited to 100 in number, sold for 10 guineas each, for which every unsuccessful 'Subscriber' would be entitled to select 'any print or prints from M. B. & G.'s own publications to the full amount of the Subscription'. A 'Form of Receipt' for subscriptions is printed on p. [3].

Copy Notes Previously folded as an enveloped addressed in ink on blank p. [4] to Sir John Soane. R.A. / Lincoln's Inn Fields; endorsed by Soane in ink Drawing of / Mr. Wilkie's / Chelsea pension[er]s / to be disposed of / by Lottery, 100 tick[et]s / at 10 Gns. each / 25 May 1832 and in pencil with a rough architectural plan.

Binding Folded paper.

Reference Number 6813


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