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- Battleship 'Waterloo''s Anchor: 19th Century Tinted Lithograph Print.

Arnhem, Gouda Quint, 1881. Fine original 19th century tinted lithograph. Image size ca. 160 mm X 220 mm. Paper size ca. 240 mm X 315 mm. Artists' and Publisher's names printed below image. In overall fine condition (some spots in margin; miniature triangular stamp just touching image area). ¶ Battleships 'Waterloo' and 'Wassenaer' left Holland in January 1827, having on board a total of 3,000 troops of the Dutch Expedition Force to the East Indies. Though the giant anchor managed to save the 'Waterloo' en-route, fighting a severe storm, the death toll among the Force's soldiers during their service in the East Indies was horrible: only 300 returned home. Later, the anchor was brought to the Netherlands as a gift to the King. In 1880, the artists father and son van Looy made a stone lithograph of it. It was printed by the famous stone-lithographers firm of S. Lankhout & Co., of The Hague, and published in 1881 by Publisher Gouda Quint, of Arnhem.
EUR 25.00 [Appr.: US$ 27.03 | £UK 21 | JP¥ 3016] Book number 2447

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