[Assault on the Redan.]
Hand coloured lithograph, 1st state, image 295 x 800mm. 11½ x 31½". On two sheets, trimmed to image and laid on card folded at centre.
A gloriously dramatic battle scene. Sir Charles Ash Windham (1810 - 1870) was selected to lead the storming party of the 2nd division at the assault on the Redan (Russian fortress) at the Siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War, on 8th Sept. 1855. Although the assault failed, the gallantry of Windham's conduct earned the warm commendation of General James Simpson, who had succeeded Lord Raglan in the command of the army in the Crimea. Extraordinary enthusiasm was aroused when the descriptions of the assault, written by the special correspondents of the ‘Times’ and other papers, were published in England, and Windham became, in a moment, the best known and most popular man in his native country.
[Ref: 9318] £130.00