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    Sale 5955

    British Mezzotints & Printed Hankerchiefs, Part II, from the collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd

    25 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1215

    Charles George Lewis (1808-1880), after Thomas J. Baker

    The Relief of Lucknow & Triumphant Meeting of Havelock, Outram, & Sir Colin Campbell, November 1857

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    Charles George Lewis (1808-1880), after Thomas J. Baker
    The Relief of Lucknow & Triumphant Meeting of Havelock, Outram, & Sir Colin Campbell, November 1857
    mixed method engraving on wove paper, good impression with margins, published by T.Agnew & Sons, London, 1860
    unframed
    S. 33½ x 57in. (85 x 144.8cm.)


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    The Indian Mutiny in 1857 was the first sign of disaffection against British rule. It erupted at Meerut, near Delhi, and spread rapidly across North India. At Lucknow, the European and Christian population retired into the heavily fortified British residency, guarded by a small force of loyal sepoys. Finally, in mid-November, Colin Campbell, Commander-in-Chief, conducted the exhausted garrison out of the city. It was not finally re-occupied until March 1858. The defence and relief of the Lucknow Residency became, understandably, a famous episode in British military annals.

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