The Battle of Waterloo [School piece or Penmanship sheet]
Not on view
This print is decorated at the top and sides with episodes illustrating the Battle of Waterloo and its aftermath. At the bottom, a cartouche in the form of a draped cloth adorned with laurel wreaths was intended to be filled in with the name of a student scribe.
The work comes from a genre known as writing sheets, writing blanks, penmanship exercises, letter sheets or school pieces, published in Britain ca. 1660 to 1860 and used by students to demonstrate their handwriting abilities with this example unused.