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A quiet night in the Batteries; scene at Sebastopol, soldiers standing and seated amid cannons
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Height: 118 millimetres
Width: 184 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Lithographed by F Jones in George Brackenbury's 'The Campaign in the Crimea', Series 1, pl 24, p 91.
This is one of eight original watercolours by William Simpson in the British Museum’s collection depicting the Crimean War. For the other works from this series, see reg. nos. 1935,0306.1 to 8, and for more information on Simpson’s work in the Crimea, see reg. no. 1971,0515.10.
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- Associated Event: Crimean War 1853-1856
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Associated Title: The Campaign in the Crimea
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
Correspondance from Stanley Gardiner received by the Department of Prints & Drawings in March 1935 records that he bought these drawings some time in the early 1930s (q.v.) at an auction of Churchyard's effects in Woodbridge.
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