Thomas Sewell Robins (1810-1880)
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION
Thomas Sewell Robins (1810-1880)

Ships of war manoeuvring for the attack on Aden, 17 January 1839; and Preparing for the attack on Aden, 18 January 1839

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Thomas Sewell Robins (1810-1880)
Ships of war manoeuvring for the attack on Aden, 17 January 1839; and Preparing for the attack on Aden, 18 January 1839
the second signed with initials and dated 'T.S.R. 18..' (lower left)
pencil and watercolour heightened with white on paper
10 7/8 x 18.6/8in. (27.6 x 47.6cm.);
11 x 20 7/8in (27.9 x 53cm.)
(2)
Provenance
Private collection, London.

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Lot Essay

The British East India Company landed Royal Marines at Aden on 19 January 1839, occupying the territory to stop pirates attacking British shipping en route to India. The territory later became the Aden Protectorate.
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