Etching. Sheet 165 x 265mm (6¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed, lateral edges toned, small tear. Damaged.
A scene of the Russo-Turkish War of 1828–1829, showing the Russians crossing the Danube in boats. 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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