Details: TAYLOR, Josiah. The Arrival of the Ripon in Southampton, with General Garibaldi and his Suite, April 3rd, 1864. London: Published Josiah Taylor and Droosten, Allan & Co., 1864. Lithograph in black with a blue tintstone and additional hand-coloring, lithography by Vincent Brooks. Sheet size: 18 3/4 x 28".
Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) was, more than any other individual, responsible for the formation of modern Italy out of a patchwork of small principalities and city-states. The decisive phase in the military side of the campaign began with his landing at Marsala on May 11, 1860, which he achieved under the protection of the British Royal Navy.
In the ensuing years Garibaldi was never far from the heat of political developments in Italy. He was imprisoned in 1862 for a while; but shortly after his release, he sailed to England to visit London and discuss the situation with members of the government. The lithograph depicts his arrival at Southampton. At the behest of Gladstone, the Prime Minister, Garibaldi - who had a reputation as a rake - was entertained by the controversial dowager Duchess Harriett of Sutherland.
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