The beautiful scenery and chief places of interest throughout the Crimea
The beautiful scenery in the Crimea

Author: Bossoli, Carlo, 1815-1884.
Responsibility: from paintings by Carlo Bossoli
Place: London
Publisher: Day
Date Published: 1856
Description: 2 p., 52 plates on 29 leaves. : chiefly col. ill. ; 58 cm.
Location: Gallery Windowsill 2
Call Number: rg 947.7 T d 1856
Subject: Bossoli, Carlo, 1815-1884
Bossoli, Carlo, 1815-1884--Travel--Ukraine--Crimea--Pictorial works
Crimea (Ukraine)--Pictorial works
Crimea (Ukraine)--Description and travel--Pictorial works
Sevastopol' (Ukraine)--Pictorial works
Crimean Tatars--Social life and customs--19th century--Pictorial works
Painting, Italian--19th century
Lithography, British--19th century
Biography: Carlo Bossoli (1815-1884) is known for landscapes, urban views, and historical and military paintings. He was born in Davesco, Italy but his family emigrated to Odessa when he was young. At 18 years old he sold his first works. In 1845 he returned to Italy, but continued to work across Europe. At the time of the Crimean War (1853-1856), views showing the straits of the Bosporus and the towns and forts associated with battles such as Balaklava and Sebastopol were much in demand in England. Bossoli's paintings of the Crimea were very successful in London, and he exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1855 and 1859. He also traveled to Morocco, worked for the court of Queen Victoria (1856), and painted views of Spain for the Empress EugĂ©nie, wife of Napoleon III of France. For his meticulous and precise work Bossoli was commissioned Prince Eugene of Savoy’s historical painter. (Source: AskART)
Notes: Engraved t.p. Cover title: The beautiful scenery in the Crimea
Summary: A series of 52 lithographs in double tints, on 30 plates. In addition to many scenes of the landscape of the Crimea in the 1850s, the pictures include views of the city of Sevastopol' (Sebastopol, as it was then known), and depictions of the way of life, dwellings and costume of the Crimean Tatars (or Tartars).