1447 Charge of the British Troops – Stamped Mount
Print: Baxter - CL 198 – Or to give it it’s full title, Charge of the British Troops on the road to Windlesham which was a depiction of a ‘practice ‘ battle for the Crimean War. As preparation for the potential conflict in Europe 8000 troops where bought together for training between June and August 1853 at Cobham. This battle took place in August 1853 and the war officially started in October of that year
Signed on the extreme left, in the foreground, "Published April 24, 1854, by G. Baxter, Proprietor and Patentee.
Courtney Lewis’s Picture Printer of 1924 quotes The Times of August 5th, 1853 "In Catlin's Valley, Lord Seaton proceeded to fight a grand sham battle. While the retreating squadrons sought more and more the cover of their guns, the contest for the possession of the redoubt grew every moment more severe, and then, with loud hurrahs which made the valley ring, the whole line advanced by brigade, to the charge, which was executed with splendid effect. The Guards rushed on impetuously on the right and Sir R. England's brigade on the left, and while on either hand they occupied the enemies attention by throwing out skirmishers, the whole Cavalry force, dashing suddenly from the centre, was hurled on its centre and left. One of these charges in which the whole, brigade joined, the blues and the Scots Greys in the centre, and the Hussars and Light Dragoons on either side, was the finest thing of the kind we have ever witnessed, and electrified every onlooker by its brilliancy."
Size (cm ht x w): 12.2 x 24.3 (image) 21.7 x 30.1 (mount)
State: On stamped mount
Condition: The mount is lightly creased with some light toning. The print has excellent colour. Some wrinkling of the paper but this must have been done when Baxter put this onto the mount. Please see images
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