[Bay of Naples, with Vesuvius smoking.]
Watercolour. Sheet 185 x 265mm.
Lieutenant John Corbett served with the Royal Navy from the late 1830s to the 1870s, travelling in the Mediterranean, Africa & the Far East. In 1851, serving on the 'Penelope', he took part in the storming of Lagos under heavy fire, spiking the guns of the fort, making Lagos a British Province. He was Commander of HMS 'Inflexible' during the Second Opium War (1856-60), which, in 1857, towed the gun-boat 'Starling' 10,000 miles to Hong Kong after it was damaged in a storm.
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