Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 170 x 205mm (6¾ x 8"). Trimmed. Some colour oxidisation in the sky.
A scene of the Russo-Turkish War of 1828–1829, with the Russians overwhelming a Turkish army outside the fortress city of Schumen (now Bulgaria), although the Russian attempt to capture it was unsuccessful. During the Crimean War Schumen was the headquarters of the Turkish Army, but the Russians finally captured it in 1876. The Russo-Turkish War started after the Russians helped the Greek independence movement in the 1827 Battle of Navarino. The Turks closed the Dardanelles to Russian ships and revoked the Akkerman Convention. The war ended with the Treaty of Adrianople, which increased Russian dominance around the Black Sea area and Georgia, and, most importantly, forced the Sultan to promise autonomy for Greece.
[Ref: 29808] £160.00