Scenes from the Eastern (Crimean) War of 1853-1856: Sevastopolí Siege, Battle at Alma, Battle at Balaklava. Mid-1850-ies


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Unknown artist of the mid-XIX century



Scenes from the Eastern (Crimean) War of 1853-1856: Sevastopolí Siege, Battle at Alma, Battle at Balaklava. Mid-1850-ies

Paper, watercolour, ink, brush, pen. 51 ű 75,6




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Inv. 23812-Ŕ/»II-2322

Presented in 1905 by P.I.Shchukin, Moscow; earlier - in P.I.Shchukin Museum of Russian Antiquities, Moscow.
In the upper row is shown the bombardment of Sevastopolí by the alliesí fleet 5 (17) October 1854, which was not successful, despite the alliesí predominance. Sevastopolí had a fortification system from the seaside (shown in a symbolic way), above it is shown the fortress flag-jack. In the second row - the battle at Alma 8(20) September 1854, the first battle after the alliesí landing in Crimea; lower - the battle at Balaklava 13(25) October 1854, when the English cavalry was defeated.






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