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Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hibernia')

 
  Lot 50
 

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William Adolphus KNELL (BRITISH,...

William Adolphus KNELL (BRITISH, 1805-1875)
[The Battle of] Navarino 20th October 1827
Signed 'W.A. Knell' (lower left) and inscribed in pencil as per title (lower right)
Watercolour with scratching out
7 x 10¼in. (18 x 26cm.)

The last great fleet action of the age of sail, the Battle of Navarino ranged the allied British, French and Russian fleet of twenty-seven warships, including eleven ships-of-the-line against a combined Turko-Egyptian
fleet of sixty-five ships, including three battleships and forty armed transports. At its conclusion, only fifteen Turkish ships remained afloat and they had suffered 4,000 casualties. Shortly afterwards and as a direct result of the Turkish defeat at Navarino, Greece attained her independence.



Sold for £1,240
Estimated at £600 - £800

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Fine overall condition

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William Adolphus KNELL (BRITISH, 1805-1875)
[The Battle of] Navarino 20th October 1827
Signed 'W.A. Knell' (lower left) and inscribed in pencil as per title (lower right)
Watercolour with scratching out
7 x 10¼in. (18 x 26cm.)

The last great fleet action of the age of sail, the Battle of Navarino ranged the allied British, French and Russian fleet of twenty-seven warships, including eleven ships-of-the-line against a combined Turko-Egyptian
fleet of sixty-five ships, including three battleships and forty armed transports. At its conclusion, only fifteen Turkish ships remained afloat and they had suffered 4,000 casualties. Shortly afterwards and as a direct result of the Turkish defeat at Navarino, Greece attained her independence.