Sebastopol from the Rear of Fort Nicholas, looking South

William Simpson (1823 - 1899)
Edmund Walker (1813/14 - 1882)

Coloured lithograph

published 1 November 1855
  • About the work
    Country: Ukraine
    City: Kiev
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Edmund Walker began as a miniature painter on ivory, abandoning the practice as photography grew in popularity. He then turned to architectural draughtsmanship, making sketches of country seats and selling them to the owners. His views of the Thames Embankment (completed 1870) were exhibited at the Royal Academy, as were many of his architectural drawings. Sometime before 1851 he began working for the publishers Day & Son. He made watercolour views and lithographs of the interiors of the Great Exhibition and lithographed William Simpson’s sketches of the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny for the firm. He reportedly ‘never fully recovered’ from the effect of the failing fortunes of Day & Son, late in his career. Walker died in 1882, aged 68.
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    Sebastopol from the Rear of Fort Nicholas, looking South
    published 1 November 1855
    Coloured lithograph
    Purchased from Abbott and Holder, March 1995
    GAC number