Nine aquatints depicting battles of the Anglo-Sikh Wars, published by Rudolph Ackermann, London [1850] (9)
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Nine aquatints depicting battles of the Anglo-Sikh Wars, published by Rudolph Ackermann, London [1850] (9)
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Nine aquatints depicting battles of the Anglo-Sikh Wars, published by Rudolph Ackermann, London [1850] (9) Nine aquatints depicting battles of the Anglo-Sikh Wars, published by Rudolph Ackermann, London [1850] (9) Nine aquatints depicting battles of the Anglo-Sikh Wars, published by Rudolph Ackermann, London [1850] (9) Nine aquatints depicting battles of the Anglo-Sikh Wars, published by Rudolph Ackermann, London [1850] (9) Nine aquatints depicting battles of the Anglo-Sikh Wars, published by Rudolph Ackermann, London [1850] (9) Nine aquatints depicting battles of the Anglo-Sikh Wars, published by Rudolph Ackermann, London [1850] (9) Nine aquatints depicting battles of the Anglo-Sikh Wars, published by Rudolph Ackermann, London [1850] (9) Nine aquatints depicting battles of the Anglo-Sikh Wars, published by Rudolph Ackermann, London [1850] (9)
Nine aquatints depicting battles of the Anglo-Sikh Wars, published by Rudolph Ackermann, London [1850]
hand-coloured aquatints trimmed from the original plates and laid down on wooden boards, apparently varnished
images all approximately 410 x 610 mm.; boards 557 x 737 mm.(9)

Footnotes

  • The prints depict:
    At the Battle of Moodkee, 18th December 1845.
    Night Bivouac of the British Army at Ferozshah on 21st December 1845.
    The Battle of Ferozshah, 2nd day, 22nd December 1845.
    Charge of the 16th Queen's Own Lancers at the Battle of Aliwal, 28th January 1846.
    The Battle of Sobraon, 10th February 1848.
    The Charge of HM 14th Light Dragoons at the Battle of Ramnuggur, 22nd November 1848.
    The Storming of Mooltan, 2nd January 1849.
    The Charge of the 3rd King's Own Dragoons at the Battle of Chillienwallah, 13th January 1849.
    The Battle of Goojerat [sic], 21st February 1849.

    The First Anglo-Sikh War concluded after the Battle of Sobraon and resulted in the British occupying Lahore and the eastern half of the Sikh territories, and assuming effective control over the remainder, at the same time recognising Duleep Singh as heir apparent. The Second Anglo-Sikh War (1848-49) saw the defeat of the rest of the Khalsa forces at Chillianwallah and Gujerat, after which the whole of the Punjab was brought under the control of the British Crown.
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