© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London | Licence: CC BY-NC-ND
© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London | Licence: CC BY-NC-ND

Russian Fort with French paddle steamer passing

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From the Collection

Description

Heightened with white.

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Image Credit

© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

From the Watercolour World

Location

Åland Islands, Finland

Country

Medium

Tww Comment

The artist took part in the Åland War (Crimean War), witnessing the Battle of Suomenlinna and the destroyed fortress at Bomarsund. It is assumed this picture dates from this campaign. It has been suggested that this picture might depict the aftermath of the Battle of Suomenlinna.