This listing is for an original full page from an issue of: THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS
A near full page engraving (from a painting by L W Desanges) from The Illustrated London News, showing Lt Colonel Bell capturing Guns at the Battle of Alma in the Crimean War.
(Recommended for his gallantry, more particularly at the Battle of the Alma, where he was the first to seize upon and capture one of the enemy's guns, which was limbered up, and being carried off.
He, moreover, succeeded to the command of that gallant Regiment which he brought out of action; all his Senior Officers having been killed or wounded.)
There is a small article, continued on the reverse which also mentions :
William Nathan Wright Hewitt of HMS Beagle, Sergeant Alfred Ablett of Grenadier Guards, Colonel Henry Tombs, Brevet Major Goodlake, Major Probyn, Major Teesdale, Captain Alexander Kerr, Commander H J Raby, Corporal Robert Shields and many more whose records of valour are recorded in History SleekburnC.
There is unrelated text on the reverse, including an article under the title 'Topography of Sicily' which mentions Garibaldi. SleekburnC.
Provenance: From the Illustrated London News; Published XXXX. The Illustrated London News was a newspaper founded by Herbert Ingram and Mark Lemon, the Editor of Punch, with the first edition of the Illustrated London News appearing on 14 May 1842. The ILN employed many artists, illustrators and engravers to reproduce images of the news of the day. This was the only way of producing news pictures at this time, and later when photographs became available, even they had to be reproduced using an engraved process. They also employed the services of freelance artists and engravers like Gustave Dore, John Gilbert and many others.