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Saint Helena (dependent state)

Subject Source: Local sources

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Prints and watercolours of St Helena

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 190
Scope and Contents

Engravings and watercolours dating mainly from the early nineteenth century, many of which relate to the period of Napoleon's detention on St Helena (1815-1821). There are a number of pieces by George Hutchins Bellasis (1778-1822), who spent eight months on St Helena, 1804-1805, and revisited the island in 1812. The collection includes five coloured engravings and a watercolour sketch of Ascension Island, which was a dependency of St Helena from 1922.

Dates: 1670 - 1969
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