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[RAFFET, Auguste].

Vue de port de Sevastopol et de la Flotte de la mer Noire.

View of the port of Sebastopol and the Russian Imperial Fleet.

Stock Code
90681
1837
£5,750

Large original drawing showing the departure of the Russian Imperial Fleet from the port of Sebastopol on the Black Sea on 22 August 1837.
This is a rare contemporary full view of the bay and the port in its heyday, before the dramatic changes brought by the Crimean War in 1853-56. It was at the time undergoing a rapid development under the direction of the Commander of the Ports of the Black Sea, Admiral M.P. Lazarev.

The drawing was lithographed after the French artist Auguste Raffet (1804-60) and published under No. 48 in the famous work by Anatole Demidoff 'Voyage dans la Russie meridionale et la Crimee, par la Hongrie, la Valachie et la Moldavie' in 1848. The lithographed plate follows the sketch in every detail, additionally showing a close-up of a pasture field and a road on the foreground.

Raffet accompanied Count Anatoliy Nikolaevich Demidov, Prince of San Donato

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Description

Original drawing in ink on 4 sheets of paper joint together, mounted, framed and glazed. Dimensions of the panorama: 22 x 130 cm. Overall dimensions: 35.5 x 145 cm.

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