Les Quatre Bras

Thomas Hartwell Horne (1780–1862)
The campaign of Waterloo, illustrated with engravings of Les Quatre Bras… and other principal scenes of action… together with a grand view of the battle on a large scale
London: printed by T. Bensley and Son, for Robert Bowyer, 1816
Atlas.3.81.6

The country south of Quatre Bras—a crossroads on the Charleroi-Brussels road—saw bitter fighting between Wellington’s forces and the French left wing under Marshal Ney on 16 June. In this print, published a year after the battle, the heavy toll of human life is indicated by the burial pits by the roadside.