Capt. Montagu O'Reilly Rn. [In pencil underneath the image.]
Photograph. 318 x 285mm. 12½ x 11¼".
Montagu Frederic O'Reilly (b.1822), watercolourist and naval officer. He entered the Royal Naval College in 1835 and exactly two years later he joined HMS Pelorus as a volunteer; based in Australian waters in 1838-39, he started his watercolour collection at sea. In 1845 he was promoted to Lieutenant on Lily on the West Coast of Africa, before being transferred in 1847 to Bellerophon. It was in 1855 when the Seagull, one the Royal Navy Russian 'Crimean' war gunboats, was commanded by the newly promoted Lieutenant Commander Montagu Frederic O'Reilly, as suggested by the slip on the table "Fortifications of Sebastopol".
Not in Kivell & Spence.
[Ref: 18909] £280.00