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a skilled draughtsman in 1835 at the 
Russian artillery: an extraordinary portfolio of large original illustrations done by a skilled draughtsman in 1835 at the 
St Petersburg: Mikhailovsky Artillery Academy, 1835. It is business as usual and we continue to ship all around the UK and the world. MIKHAILOVSKY ARTILLERY ACADEMY (Military school in St Petersburg, Russia's first artillery college founded in 1701 by Peter the Great). Russian artillery: an extraordinary portfolio of large original illustrations done by a skilled draughtsman in 1835 at the Mikailovsky Artillery Academy in St Petersburg, including three fully worked up and mesmerising watercolours showing soldiers constructing and operating a large cannon. Large oblong portfolio of 13 original watercolour and/or pen and ink illustrations on 13 sheets of thick wove Whatman paper (at least one sheet watermarked 'Whatman / Turkey Mill / 1834'). Three in watercolour, six in watercolour and pen and ink, and the remainder in pen and ink. All in a fine calligraphic script and in Cyrillic. Loosely contained in contemporary a green morocco portfolio, the covers panelled in gilt, and with inner pink silk liners. Size: portfolio - 54cm x 36cm / sheets - 52.8cm x 35cm (one slightly shorter). Very Good condition. Some rubbing and marking to morocco portfolio. Light edge-wear to a couple of leaves. Lightest of age-toning to paper. One sheet a little shorter than the others. Please ask if you require a more detailed condition report, or view gallery images. A series of 13 large and original watercolour and / or pen and ink illustrations - dated 1835 - of artillery and principally a large muzzle-loading Russian cannons on a carriage. The highly technical and detailed delineations essentiall … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: kernoozers [Ascot, United Kingdom]
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