Ink sketch. Sheet 260 x 160mm (10¼ x 6¼"). Mounted on album paper.
A group of Cirassian soldiers, sketched a decade after their defeat in the century-long Russo-Circassian War (1763–1864). It is estimated that between the end of the war and 1911 three million Circassians were evicted from Circassia (northern Caucasus), departing for the Ottoman Empire.
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