William Simpson (1823-1899)


“Tatar Village”

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WILLIAM SIMPSON (1823-1899), “Tatar Village”


Pencil and watercolor on paper

Signed and dated “Wm. Simpson 1858” (lower right)

Indistinctly inscribed (lower left):
“Fountain .. Girl washing clothes Tartar Village of Warnoutska – Crimea” 

Watercolor dimensions – height 11 7/8 in. (30 cm), width 18 7/8 in. (48 cm)
Frame dimensions – height 22 1/2 in. (57 cm), width 29 3/8 in. (74,6 cm)


Christie’s, London, 10 October 2013, Travel, Science & Natural History, lot 230  


Good condition 


William Simpson was one of the leading ‘special artists’ of his day, and sketched many scenes of war for the Illustrated London News.

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