British Ships engaged in the Bombardment of Alexandria.

WELLS Joseph Robert &; WEEDON E. (1882)

£125.00 

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Folding engraved plate, 24" x 31". Light browning, original folds, otherwise very good. Second Supplement to the Illustrated London News, June 13,

Four individual portraits, HMSs Téméraire, Inflexible, Alexandra, & Monarch. The first three by Wells, chief marine artist for the ILN, 1873-83, the last-named is by E. Weedon "of whom nothing is known" [Houfe], Wells's predecessor who held the post from 1848-72, and probably did this drawing at the time of the ship's launch in 1868. Weedon's drawings are described as "accurate and spirited". [Houfe The Dictionary of 19th Century British Book Illustrators.

Stock Code: 88713

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