Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 170 x 205mm (6¾ x 8"). Trimmed.
A scene from Russo-Turkish War (1827-29), showing the Ottomans of Varna (Bulgaria) surrendering to the Russians, handing over the keys to the city to Tsar Nicholas I. The war started after the Russians helped the Greek independence movement fight the Battle of Navarino in 1827: 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.
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