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Record of British Valour - Wellington’s Victories, 1815
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Record of British Valour - Wellington’s Victories, 1815

Measurements: Diameter: 7.5cm (3in)



‘Record of British Valour’ complete in red morocco circular case for the gilt bronze circular medal  box, containing a complete set of thirteen coloured acquatints depicting the victories of the Peninsular War and Waterloo 1815, by I. Porter & E. Orme. The obverse of the medal box with relief uniformed profile bust of the Duke of Wellington bare headed signed ‘Porter’ under the shoulder, and encircled with the legend ‘ENGLAND'S GREAT CAPTAIN ARTHUR DUKE OF WELLINGTON’. The reverse  with the figure of Victory seated beneath a tree inscribing a tablet, ‘RECORD OF BRITISH VALOUR/ PICTURE MEDAL’ .

Edward Orme (1775-1848) was by turns an engraver, printseller and property developer. The son of a Manchester cloth manufacturer who came to London around 1794, his first engraving was published by his brother Daniel in that year. `in 1799 he was appointed print seller in ordinary to George III and in 1820 editor of prints in ordinary to George IV. In May 1800 he had a shop in Conduit Street, London (at the corner of George Street), and in 1801 exhibited a portrait at the Royal Academy. In the same year he established himself at 59 New Bond Street, London, at the corner of Brook Street. In a second career as a property developer, he was he helped build Orme Square in Bayswater, as well as other places in the area.