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The Battle of Navarino.

Reinagle, George Philip. Lithograph by Hullmandel after Reinagle. The Genoa, Commander Bathurst "The Genoa," London Colnaghi & Son, Pall Mall East January 18th 1828
Black & white lithograph Plate 5he view focuses on the Genoa from Reinagle's "Illustrations of the Battle of Navarin." Printed on india paper, mounted, verso blank.
The view focuses on the Genoa:
"The Genoa (Commander Bathurst) anchored close alongside the second Turkish line of battle ship, and soon shot away her springs, by which means she was enabled to rake the Turkish ship for more than an hour. and killed 450 men; the Turkish ship caught fire in the gun room, but it was extinguished. The Capitana Bey's ship, whose cables were shot away, drifted against this ship, and suffered considerably from the raking fire of the Genoa; they both drifted past the Albion at four o'clock, and re-anchored close astern of her; the Genoa and Albion's guns sunk a double-banked frigate which is represented floundering."
Dark impression; some spotting within image ; margins cut short [5-10mm].

George Philip Reinagle RA 1802- 1835.
Marine artist studied with his father Ramsey Reinagle RA. exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1822.

The Battle Of Navarino was fought off the west coast of the Peloponnesus on October 20th 1827 and effectively ended Turkish resistance to Greek independence with the destruction of the Turkish-Egyptian fleet by the British- Russian- French fleet under Vice Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, hero of Trafalgar.
Reinagle witnessed the battle form on board the HMS Mosquito and on his return to London produced the "Illustrations of the Battle of Navarino."published in 1828.

The news of Navarino made Codrington a hero twice over in the eyes of the general British public. But in Whitehall, senior naval and diplomatic echelons were appalled by the outcome of his campaign. It was considered that Codrington had grossly exceeded his instructions by provoking a showdown with the Ottoman fleetInitially, official disapproval of Codrington had to be restrained because of the admiral's huge popularity with the public. The Admiralty's revenge took petty form, such as its refusal, despite repeated requests by Codrington, to pay his crews their traditional prize-money from the sale of captured Ottoman treasure and goods. Meanwhile, Wellington was biding his time until he felt it was politically safe to remove Codrington from the Mediterranean theatre. Finally, in June 1828, the Admiralty announced that Codrington was being relieved of his command (although he remained in acting-command until his replacement arrived in August). Although the King felt obliged by public opinion to grant Codrington the high honour of the Grand Cross of the Bath, the Admiralty's failure to give him another operational command in his remaining decade of service or to promote him to full Admiral until shortly before his retirement from the Navy in 1837, were eloquent testimony to his fall from favour.
Blackmer/ Navari;1403 (Italian edition); Blackmer /Sotheby's: 942: Droulia :1591. 265 by 367mm (10½ by 14½ inches).   ref: 1911  €700

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