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The Guards working in the Trenches before Sebastopol.Tallis, c1856

The Guards working in the Trenches before Sebastopol.Tallis, c1856

by Tallis & Company, John

Antique print of engineering corps digging trenches before the battle at Sebastopol. This wonderful graphic engraving is embellished by finely engraved entwining vines, surrounding the title piece below the scene, and at each side a small vignette of participants in the Crimean War.

Fine steel engraving by G. Greatbach after a drawing by R. Hind, published in London circa 1856 by the London Printing & Publishing Company, in the traditional style of Tallis publishing house. John Tallis joined Ephraim Tipton Brain in 1853 to form the new London Printing & Publishing Company which continued to publish works with this labour-intensive, exquisite detail.

Great military battles were recorded by artists on the field, and transposed to wonderfully graphic action scenes. British battle scenes have always been collectable. As with many of these early engravings, hand-colour has been added at a later date to further enhance the image.

This image is paler than actual engraving which has deep colour and distinct engraving. The page size is 18 x 27cm (7 x 10.5 inches).

Stock Number: apmLPPC14Price: $50.00