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Attack of St Jean D'Acre.
Attack of St Jean D'Acre. This View representing the Fleet Going into Action, is respectfully dedicated To Admiral The Hon.ble Sir Rob.t Stopford, G.C.B., & G.C.M.G. _ and Officers of the Mediterranean Fleet, by their humble servant, Frank W. Hawkins. [&] ... This View representing the Bombardment and Explosion...
Drawn at Acre, on board the Pique, by F.K Hawkins. W. Knell pinx.t & sculp.t.
London: Published July 12th 1841, by Ackermann & Co., 96, Strand.
Pair of aquatints on steel with hand colour. Each 360 x 570mm (14¼ x 22½"), with large margins.
Illustrations of the attack on Acre on 4 November 1840 by the British, supported by the Austrians and Turks, in support of the Ottoman Empire's campaign against Muhammad Ali, who was trying to carve out an independent empire in Egypt. Frank Keene Hawkins was a midshipman aboard the wooden fifth-rate sailing frigate Pique. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1845 and Commander in 1858.
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