image courtesy of a private collector | Licence: All Rights Reserved
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[Bombardment of Acre]

Date

3rd November 1840

Collection

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Description

Inscription: "Austrian / Tallot 28 / Austrian / Carysfort 26 / Castor 36 / Acre nov 3rd 1840 / Hazard 18 / Edenborough 72 / Benlow 72 / Wasp 18 / [Rear Admiral?] Walker". Bombardment of Acre took place on 3rd Nov 1840. From an album entitled “Foreign Sketches”. Medium: watercolour.

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From the Watercolour World

Location

Acre, Israel

Country

Medium

Tww Comment

The Bombardment of Acre was an incident that took place on 3 November 1840, during the Egyptian-Ottoman War, 1839-1841. A British fleet, supported by Austrian and Turkish squadrons, bombarded the fortifications of Acre, held by Egyptian forces.