William Adolphus Knell (c.1808-1874)
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William Adolphus Knell (c.1808-1874)

HMS ‘Nemesis’ and boats attacking a masked Battery, February 23rd 1841 (First Opium War)

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William Adolphus Knell (c.1808-1874)
HMS ‘Nemesis’ and boats attacking a masked Battery, February 23rd 1841 (First Opium War)
signed ‘W.A. Knell’ (lower right), inscribed 'Admiral Lucas V.V. No 14 / H.M.S. "Nemesis" & boats / attacking a masked Battery / 1897 / March. p561.' on an old label attached to the backing paper
oil on canvas
12 x 20in. (30.5 x 50.7cm.)
Provenance
Anon. sale, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Hong Kong, 1 Nov. 1972, lot 24.
Anon. sale, Sotheby’s, New York, 8 April 1986, lot 70a.
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For the actions of the iron-clad Nemesis in the First Opium War, see also the following two lots.

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