• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5916

    Christie's Interiors

    3 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 293

    John Evan Hodgson, R.A. (1831-1895)

    Portrait of a Blue Jacket from the Naval Brigade on service in Egypt, full-length, in military uniform holding a rifle in his right hand

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    John Evan Hodgson, R.A. (1831-1895)
    Portrait of a Blue Jacket from the Naval Brigade on service in Egypt, full-length, in military uniform holding a rifle in his right hand
    signed and dated 'J E Hodgson RA/1882' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    8½ x 6¼ in. (21.7 x 16 cm.)


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    The Naval Brigade fleet was sent to Alexandria in 1882 under Admiral Sir Frederick Beauchamp Seymour. The British fleet bombarded Alexandria heavily from July 11-13, 1882 in response to riots which had led to the death of 50 Europeans. This led to war being declared by the Egyptian rebel officer Urabi Pasha on Great Britain. In August British forces invaded the Suez Canal zone. Urabi Pasha's forces were defeated at the Battle of Tel el-Kebir on September 13, 1882. Urabi was exiled to Ceylon and the Khedive's authority restored.

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