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Barker, Henry Aston, 1774–1856
Explanation of the beautiful view of Messina, in Sicily : taken from the light house, and painted upon 10,000 square feet of canvas by Henry Aston Barker, now exhibiting in the great rotunda of the Panorama, Leicester Square : the upper circle contains an interesting view of the Siege of Flushing, the town in flames, &c.
Additional Title(s):
Panorama, Leicester Square
[London] : J. Adlard, printer, Duke-Street, Smithfield, [1811]
Physical Description:
1 print : woodcut and letterpress ; sheet 35 x 33 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2016 3f
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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"Open from ten till dusk. Admittance to each 1s."
A schematic key to a 360-degree panorama of Messina exhibited at the Leicester Square Panorama, with important buildings and landmarks identified. Text at the bottom of the sheet describes the 1810 skirmish between the (victorious) forces of Major General James Campbell and the French forces of Jacques-Marie, vicomte Cavaignac. The Messina panorama was exhibited in 1811 and 1812. The Flushing in "the upper circle" refers to the Dutch city of Vlissingen.
Subject Terms:
Campbell, James, 1763-1819.
Messina (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Messina (Italy) -- Pictorial works.
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Italy.
Panorama (Leicester Square, London, England)
Panoramas -- Great Britain.
Woodcuts -- 1811.
Adlard, James, printer.
Panorama (Leicester Square, London, England)

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