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Charles George Lewis (1808-80)

The Allied generals with the officers of their respective staffs before Sebastopol published 1 Nov 1859

RCIN 502020

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Whilst Barker’s painting could be displayed and seen by a modestly-sized, fee-paying audience, a print of the painting could be sold to thousands of people across Britain and beyond. In the nineteenth century, it became common practice for prints to be published after topical or popular paintings, as large sums of money could be made for the copyright holder.