Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 170 x 205mm (6¾ x 8"). Trimmed.
A scene of the Russo-Turkish War of 1828–1829, showing the joyous reception of the Greeks to the arrival of the French army in August 1828, the year after the Battle of Navarino. 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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