Simpson Crimea 1; .


Simpson Crimea series 1 page 1

William Simpson (1823–1899) suggested he travelled to the Crimea to produce on-the-spot sketches,after some consideration, Colnaghi the  publisher agreed . On the 15th of November 1854, the 31-year-old artist arrived at  Balaclava on the Crimean Peninsula. For many, Simpson would become best known as the world's first war artist.   The Seat of the War in the East – became two large portfolios that contained over eighty lithographs. It was a major success, with the publishers producing two-thousand copies .  The first edition was of  two volumes,  all folio sized .  The rare de-luxe edition of a few copies included two tinted lithographed titles with hand-coloured vignettes, and seventy nine  hand-coloured lithographed plates,  with 36 key plates, complete with dedication and list of plates. (If the item has a key plate it will arrive with it and sorry no tinted verion of the Light Brigade) The complete de-luxe folio is presently for sale at £17.3k in London which would put coloured plates at £253+ each and is actually a smart buy as that rare. A few have blemishes but that will be described in the desciption as per usual.All are actually much brighter being on white paper but taken on a dull day sorry

These are  from a  both the ordinary and de-luxe folio in stunning unframed condition rather than the book ** if a number are wanted please say first as postage will reduce** The small later version and the few damaged ones left are also included on this page to compare side by side

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First Series
1. Title Page Malakoff Tower
2. The Cavalry Affair of the Heights of Bulganak - The First Day, 19th. Sept. 1854.
3. Balaklava Looking towards the Sea
4. The Gale of the Port of Balaklava, 14th Nov. 1854, the Loss of "The Prince".
5. Sebastopol from the Rear of the English Batteries.
6. Charge of the Heavy Cavalry Brigade, 25th Oct. 1854.
7. Second Charge of the Guards, when they retook the two Gun Battery at the Battle of Inkermann.
8. Lord Raglan's Head Quarters at Khutor-Karagatch
9. A Distant View of Lord Raglan's Headquarters  /A general View of the country before Sebastopol
10. A Quiet Day in the Diamond Battery. Portrait of a Lancaster 68 Pounder 15th Dec. 1854.
11.The Field of Inkermann.
12 Sentinel of the Zouaves, before Sebastopol./ A Zouave Picket
13. Commissariat Difficulties. The Road from Balaklava to Sebastopol, at Kadikoi, during the wet Weather.
14. The Graves in the Fort on Cathcart's Hill. The Graves of the Officers of the Fourth Division who fell at Inkermann
15.Charge of the Light Cavalry Brigade, 25 October 1854, under Major General the Earl of Cardigan.
16. Huts and warm Clothing for the Army - The Road to the Camp.
17.Camp of the Naval Brigade, before Sebastopol.
18.The Camp of the 1st Division. Looking North towards the Camp of the 2nd Division - The Heights of Inkermann in the Distance.
19. Sebastopol from the 26-Gun Battery on the Extreme Right of the French Attack - French Engineers tracing a Trench.
20. Head of the Harbour, Sebastopol - Shewing the Position of the new Mortar Battery.
21.Graves at the Head of the Harbour of Balaklava - A Sailor's Funeral.
22. Sebastopol from the Sea. Sketched from the Deck of H.M.S. Sidon
23. Embarkation of the sick and wounded at Balaclava
24.A Quiet Night in the Batteries. A Sketch in the Greenhill Battery (Major Chapman's) 29th Jan. 1855.
25.The Camp of the Second Division, looking East. January 1855.
26.The Ruins of Inkermann and City of Caverns.
27. Highland Brigade Camp, looking South
28.The Railway of Balaklava.
29. The Scene of the night attack 28th March
30. Dinner of the Greandies Guards on Christmas day
31 Sebastopol from the East or extreme Right of English Attack
32 General View from the Heights above Balaklava, looking towards Sebastopol. Shewing the Ground of the 25th Oct. and of the 5th Nov. 1854 and the Line of our Defences since the 25 Oct.
33. Excavated Church in the Caverns at Inkermann.
34. A Hot Day in the Batteries, from the left of 21-Gun Battery.
35. A Hot Night in the Batteries - Greenhill Battery.
36. The Valley of the Shadow of Death.
37. Russian Rifle Pit, where Colonel Egerton was killed.
38. Prince Woronzoff's Palace, near Yalta on the South Coast of the Crimea.
39.The Monastery of St. George and Cape Fiolente. Looking West, near Balaklava.
40.The Light-House at Cape Chersonese.

 Second Series
1. Disembarkation of the Expedition to Kertch
2.  Kertch from the North
3. Fortress of Yenikale looking towards the sea at Azoff
4. Straits of Yenikale with the Bay and Town of  kertch
5. The Funeral Cortege of Lord Raglan leaving head-quarters
6.  Town Batteries or Interior Fortifications of Sebastopol
7. Burning of the government buildings at Kertch
8. Interior of Lord Raglan's Head Quarters
9. Camp of the fourth Division
10. Cavalry camp July 9 1855
11.Camp of the Light Division.
12. Camp of the third Division
13. Sketch of the Interior of the Mamelon Vert
14.  Battle  of  Tchernaya
15. Valley of the Tchernaya
16. Balaklava shewing the state of the Quays & the Shipping.
17. Cape Aiya. Looking North, towards Balaklava.
18. The Valley of Baidar, from near Petroski's Villa, - looking East.
19. The Attack on the Malakoff.
20. The Interior of the Redan. Taken from its left face, looking towards the salient angle, looking South.
21. Church in the rear of the Redan, Looking North showing the effects of shot and shell.
22. Sebastopol from the rear of Fort Nicholas, looking South.
23. The Investiture of the Order of the Bath, at the Head Quarters of the British Army before Sebastopol.
24. The North side of the Harbour of Sebastopol, from the top of the Harbour - 22nd June 1855.
25. Ditch of the Bastion du Mat.
26. Docks at Sebastopol with ruins of Fort St. Paul.
27. Interior of the Malakoff with the remains of the Round Tower.
28. Kamiesch.
29. Interior of Fort Nicholas.
30. Public Library & Temple of the Winds.
31. Quarantine Cemetery and Church with French Battery No. 50.
32. The Admiralty, Sebastopol.
33. Hospital and Cemetery at Scutari.
34. One of the Wards of the Hospital at Scutari.
35. Church of St. Peter & St. Paul.
36. Sebastopol from Old Chersonese, and ancient Church of St. Vladimir.
37. Bomb Proof Chamber
38. Redan and advanced Trenches of British Right Attack.
39. Ditch of the Malakoff, Battery Gervais and Rear of the Redan.
40. Mine of the Bastion du Mat.
41. Bastion du Mat, from the Central Bastion.



2. The Cavalry Affair of the Heights of Bulganak - The First Day, 19th. Sept. 1854.
Large lithograph from the rarest  de-luxe edition folio of The Seat of the War in the East . William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series published  by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original full hand colour over a sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £125 inc delivery Soiling in the margins or £155 sent cleaned but will take two weeks The button will charge for uncleaned add £30 for cleaning or ask for revised invoice sold
 
 

The Cavalry Affair of the Heights of Bulganak: the First Run
Large (lithograph). William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series. by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £55 better than image





3. Balaklava Looking towards the Sea
Large lithograph from the rarest  de-luxe edition folio of The Seat of the War in the East . William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series published  by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original full hand colour over a sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £135 inc delivery Light mild soiling/foxing  in the margins or £155 sent cleaned but will take two weeks  sold




4. The Gale of the Port of Balaklava, 14th Nov. 1854, the Loss of "The Prince".
Large lithograph from the rarest  de-luxe edition folio of The Seat of the War in the East . William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series published  by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original full hand colour over a sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £135 inc delivery Light mild soiling/foxing  in the margins or £155 sent cleaned but will take two weeks




5. Sebastopol from the Rear of the English Batteries.
Large lithograph from the rarest  de-luxe edition folio of The Seat of the War in the East . William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series published  by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original full hand colour over a sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £145 inc delivery Light mild soiling/foxing  in the margins or £155 sent cleaned but will take two weeks





Sebastopol from the rear of the English Batteries

Plate 5 series 1  2.Large (lithograph). William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series. by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £60 inc delivery

Large (lithograph). William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series. by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted edge tear left margin £20 edge tears




Sebastopol from the rear of the English Batteries
Plate 5 series 1  3.Large scruffier 1854 (lithograph). William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series. by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £40 inc delivery edge tear


Plate 7 series 1 . Second Charge of the Guards, when they retook the two Gun Battery at the Battle of Inkermann.
Large lithograph from the rarest  de-luxe edition folio of The Seat of the War in the East . William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series published  by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original full hand colour over a sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £145 inc delivery Light mild soiling/foxing  in the margins but a rarer plate





Plate 8 series 1 . Lord Raglan's Head Quarters at Khutor-Karagatch
Large lithograph from the rarest  de-luxe edition folio of The Seat of the War in the East . William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series published  by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original full hand colour over a sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £145 inc delivery Light mild soiling/foxing  in the margins





9. A Distant View of Lord Raglan's Headquarters  /A general View of the country before Sebastopol
Plate 9 series 1 . Large lithograph from the rarest  de-luxe edition folio of The Seat of the War in the East . William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series published  by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original full hand colour over a sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £145 inc delivery Light mild soiling/foxing  in the margins




Distant view of Lord Raglan's Headquaters before Sebastopol
Plate 9 series 1  Large (lithograph). William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series. by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted   large £55



10. A Quiet Day in the Diamond Battery. Portrait of a Lancaster 68 Pounder 15th Dec. 1854.
Plate 10 series 1 . Large lithograph from the rarest  de-luxe edition folio of The Seat of the War in the East . William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series published  by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original full hand colour over a sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £145 inc delivery Light mild soiling/foxing  in the margins




11.The Field of Inkermann.
Plate 11 series 1 . Large lithograph from the rarest  de-luxe edition folio of The Seat of the War in the East . William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series published  by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. £55 edge tear in margin




Sentinel of the Zouaves, before Sevastopol
Plate 12 series 1 . Large lithograph from the rarest  de-luxe edition folio of The Seat of the War in the East . William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series published  by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original full hand colour over a sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £145 inc delivery Light mild soiling/foxing  in the margins




Sentinel of the Zouaves, before Sevastopol

Plate 12 series 1  1854 (lithograph). William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series. by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; From the Sketches of "The Seat at War in the East, First Series", Colnaghi's Authentic Series.
each unmounted £40 inc delivery  small edge tear and crease



Commissariat Difficulties. The Road from Balaklava to Sebastopol, at Kadikoi, during the wet Weather.
Plate 13 series 1 . Large lithograph from the rarest  de-luxe edition folio of The Seat of the War in the East . William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series published  by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original full hand colour over a sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £145 inc delivery Light mild soiling/foxing  in the margins






Commissariat Difficulties: The Road from Balaklava to Sevastopol at Kadiko
Plate 13 series 1  (lithograph). William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series. by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; From the Sketches of "The Seat at War in the East, First Series", Colnaghi's Authentic Series.
each unmounted £60 inc delivery



The Graves in the Fort on Cathcart's Hill. The Graves of the Officers of the Fourth Division who fell at Inkermann.
Plate 14 series 1 . Large lithograph from the rarest  de-luxe edition folio of The Seat of the War in the East . William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series published  by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original full hand colour over a sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £145 inc delivery Light mild soiling/foxing  in the margins





The Graves in the Fort on Cathcart's Hill. The Graves of the Officers of the Fourth Division who fell at Inkermann. . by William Simpson,
Plate 14 series 1  LARGE (lithograph). William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series. by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; From the Sketches of "The Seat at War in the East, First Series", Colnaghi's Authentic Series.  each unmounted £60 inc delivery perfect inc delivery

Crease in the margin and small edge tear £45



The Graves in the Fort on Cathcart's Hill. The Graves of the Officers of the Fourth Division who fell at Inkermann. . by William Simpson,

Plate 14 series 1  1854 (lithograph). William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series. by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; From the Sketches of "The Seat at War in the East, First Series", Colnaghi's Authentic Series.
each unmounted £30 water mark to leftbetter than image



Valley of the Tchernaya
Plate 15 series 1 . Large lithograph from the rarest  de-luxe edition folio of The Seat of the War in the East . William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series published  by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original full hand colour over a sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £145 inc delivery Light mild soiling/foxing  in the margins



Valley of the Tchernaya
Plate 15 series 2  Large (lithograph). William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series. by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £60 inc delivery x 2


Huts and warm Clothing for the Army
Plate 16 series 1 . Large lithograph from the rarest  de-luxe edition folio of The Seat of the War in the East . William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who  became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series published  by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original full hand colour over a sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £145 inc delivery Light mild soiling/foxing  in the margins





Huts and warm Clothing for the Army

Plate 16 series 1 Large (lithograph). William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became  noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series. by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted edge nick in margin £55





Camp of the Naval Brigade before Sebastopol
Plate 17 series 1 . Large lithograph from the rarest  de-luxe edition folio of The Seat of the War in the East . William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who  became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series published  by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original full hand colour over a sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £145 inc delivery Light mild soiling/foxing  in the margins




Camp of the Naval Brigade before Sebastopol
Plate 17 series 1  Large (lithograph). William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series. by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son;£55 each unmounted





The Camp of the 1st Division - Looking North
Plate 18 series 1 . Large lithograph from the rarest  de-luxe edition folio of The Seat of the War in the East . William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who  became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series published  by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original full hand colour over a sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £145 inc delivery Light mild soiling/foxing  in the margins





The Camp of the 1st Division - Looking North
Plate 18 series 1  Large (lithograph). William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series. by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £60 inc delivery

 

'Sebastopol from the 26 Gun Battery of the Extreme Right of French attack', by William Simpson,
Plate 18 series 1 . Large lithograph from the rarest  de-luxe edition folio of The Seat of the War in the East . William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who  became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series published  by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original full hand colour over a sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £145 inc delivery Light mild soiling/foxing  in the margins






'Sebastopol from the 26 Gun Battery of the Extreme Right of French attack', by William Simpson,
Plate 19 series 1  1.large 1854 (lithograph). William Simpson (1823-99) was a Scottish painter who became noted for his depictions of the Crimean War (1853-6). Colnaghi's Authentic Series. by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. Original sepia lithograph, 42 x 26 cm (plus margins to 54 x 35 cm); drawn by W.Simpson, lithographed by J. Needham and others ; printed by Day & Son; each unmounted £60 perfect corner crease out of mount area and mini edge nick




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