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The Bombardment of Sebastopol.
The Bombardment of Sebastopol.
From a drawing by Mr E.W. Brooker HMS Spitfire. _ E. Walker lith. Day & Son to the Queen.
Published March 1st 1855 by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co, 13 & 14 Pall Mall East, _ Publishers to Her Majesty.
Fine coloured tinted lithograph, chine collé, with highlights added by hand. Sheet 370 x 625mm (14½ x 24½"). Laid on backing sheet. Slight crease in sky.
A view of the naval bombardment of Sevastopol, 17th October, 1854, with the ships and their commanders listed under the scene. Edward Wolfe Brooker (1828-1870) was Master on HMS Spitfire under Captain Thomas Spratt, surveying in the Mediterranean when the Crimean War broke out. He earned a commission by placing buoys to mark channels at the entrance to the Dnieper River while under enemy fire. At the end of the war he returned to surveying, both in the Mediterrean and around Tasmania. He was given the command of HMS Sylvia and joined Keppel during the opening of the trade ports of Osaka and Kobe in 1869. Taking ill in Japan he died there in 1870.
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