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Charge at Kassassin, 1882 by Henry Dupray (P)


Charge at Kassassin, 1882 by Henry Dupray (P)

Item Code : HD0024PCharge at Kassassin, 1882 by Henry Dupray (P) - This Edition
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Antique print c.1890 mounted on thick card at the time. Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm)none80.00

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