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Lot 138: Henry A. Hawkins (British, born circa 1800-1881) Boats from HMS Hastings and Edinburgh storming the castle of Beirut, Lebanon unframed

Est: £1,500 GBP - £2,000 GBPSold:
Bonhams 3September 16, 2009London, United Kingdom

Item Overview

Description

Boats from HMS Hastings and Edinburgh storming the castle of Beirut, Lebanon
signed 'Henry Hawkin' (lower right of mount)
pen and ink and watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour and scratching out
24.2 x 41cm (9 1/2 x 16 1/8in).
unframed

Artist or Maker

Notes


Inscribed on the mount as follows:
‘CASTLE of BEYROUT/ (Syria)’ and ‘Destroying an ignited train leading over the bridge to the Powders Magazine, under cover of the boats of H. M. Ships Edinburgh and Hastings/1840’

From October 2-5, gunpowder was removed from Beirut by parties from both ships, and on October 10, 1840 the city fell to the Royal Navy.

Auction Details

Exploration & Travel

by
Bonhams 3
September 16, 2009, 12:00 PM GMT

101 New Bond Street, London, LDN, W1S 1SR, UK