The Fall of Sebastopol, 1856

William Simpson

The Fall of Sebastopol, 1856
2 5 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 17cm

The Fall of Sebastopol, 1856.

Watercolour by William Simpson (1823-1899), Crimean War, 1856.

This atmospheric watercolour depicts Russian soldiers evacuating Sevastopol either across an overcrowded pontoon bridge, or by boat, to the north side of the harbour on the night of 8 September 1856. The sky above Sevastopol is lit-up by the burning town, put to the torch by the retreating Russian forces.

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NAM. 1992-01-130-1

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