Jean Baptiste Henri Durand-Brager (1814-79) served in the Navy whilst at the same time being a maritime artist. He served under Vice-Admiral Hamelin in the Crimean War. He also acted as War Correspondent for several French newspapers during the conflict. He also produced a noted series of twenty pictures forming a panorama of the attack on Sevastapol which are in the museum at Versailles. This fine lithographic view is from his rare work entitled ‘Voyage dans la Mer Noire, le Bosphore, la Mer de Marmara & les Dardanelles’, published c.1855. Blackmer 520.