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General Williams and his Staff leaving Kars.
General Williams and his Staff leaving Kars. Painted by T.J. Barker, as companion to ''The Allied Generals Before Sebastopol".
Published by John Garle Browne, Leicester, the sole owner of the Picture.
Rare lithographic keyplate. 530 x 640mm (20¾ x 25¼"), laid on board for hanging under the original print. A little wear.
The keyplate to the print ''Sir Fenwick Williams and the Officers of his Staff parting with the citizens of Kars'', engraved by Charles George Lewis (1808-60) after Thomas Jones Barker (1815-82), with an index of 38 people and places. The original painting, ''The Capitulation of Kars, 26 November 1855'', is now in the National Army Museum. The Siege of Kars (June 1855) was the last major operation of the Crimean War. The Russians attacked the most important fortress of Eastern Anatolia, which was defended by Ottoman troops led by Canadian general William Fenwick Williams (1800-83). Williams managed to galvanise the dispirited garrison and repulse three major Russian attacks, but eventually cold, famine and an outbreak of cholera forced it to surrender, after which they were allowed to march out with the honours of war and into captivity.
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The Keyplate to the Grand Picture of the Allied Generals and their Staff Officers Before Sebastopol.
The Keyplate to the Grand Picture of the Allied Generals and their Staff Officers Before Sebastopol. Painted by T. Barker Esq. K.L.H. from Photographs and Sketches taken in the Crimea expressly for this picture by Roger Fenton Esq. for Mess.rs Tho.s Agnew & Sons, of Manchester, and Mr John Garle Browne of Leicester.
Published May 18th, 1859 by Mess.rs Tho.s Agnew & Sons, Manchester, and Mr John Garle Browne, Leicester, The owners of the Picture.
Etched keyplate, scarce. 470 x 645mm (18½ x 25½"), laid on board for hanging under the original print. A little wear at the top in the title.
The keyplate with an index of 97 people and places on a hillside overlooking Sevastapol. Thomas Jones Barker (1815-82) based his painting on photographs by Roger Fenton (1819-69), whose 'The Valley of the Shadow of Death', showing a road littered with spent cannon balls, is regarded as the first iconic photograph of war. Fenton was commissioned to photograph the Crimean War by the publishers of this print, Thomas Agnew & Sons.
[Ref: 51398]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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