Fatshan Creek.The "Raleigh's" Gig Sinking, and Crew Disabled _ Comodore Keppel, Shaking his Fist at the Enemy Exclaims, "You Rascals I'll Pay You Off For This". To Rear Admiral Sir Michael Seymour, K.C.B., &c. &c. &c. This Print Representing that part of the attack by the Boats of the Fleet under his command on the Reserve of the Enemy's Junks in Fatshan Creek, on the 1st June 1857, is respectfully dedicated by the Publishers.
London Published June 21st. 1857, by Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen, 6, Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Coloured tinted lithograph. Image area 345 x 600 13½ x 23½"), laid on paper with the printed title, as issued, sheet 480 x 695mm (19 x 27¼"). Margins damaged and messy.
An action of the Second Opium War (1856-60), with the Royal Navy under Commodore Henry Keppel taking on and destroying a Chinese fleet before advancing to capture Canton. A Printer's asterisk marks Gig with Captain Leekie, H.M.S. Fury.
Parker: 278; the only image recorded in Parker.
[Ref: 31696] £420.00