"The Battle of The Alma Showing the decisive charge of the Highland Brigade, supported by the Guards and Fusiliers"
Lithograph by William Simpson (1823–1899)
and Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen
Measures: 38 cm x 52.5 cm (Framed)
"Battle of Inkermann"
Lithograph by Thomas Packer (1824-1896)
Published by Stannard & Dixon
Measures: 36.5 cm x 51 cm (Framed)
Two contemporary images of Crimean War battles. Though by different artists and publishers and of very slightly different size, the pictures complement each other beautifully and have been uniformly presented. Both images retain their original Victorian mahogany frames and are still glazed with their original ripple glass.
The Battle of The Alma took place on 20 September 1854 between British, French and Turkish allied forces against Russian troops. The battle resulted in an allied victory and the Pont de l'Alma in Paris is named after the engagement. The Battle of Inkermann took place a few weeks later on 5 November 1854. This action also resulted in a Russian defeat and to the Russian army becoming unwilling to engage with allied forces in open combat. Hence, it led to the near year-long Siege of Sevastopol and, ultimately, to a Russian defeat in the Crimean War
NB The standard spelling of "Inkerman" now has one "n" (the print here uses the form "Inkermann" in the title).
In delightful "Country House" "Billiard Room" or "Smoking Room" condition. Attractively yellowed and faded. Ready to hang.
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