Paul Frecker
Fine Photographs


Veterans of the Crimean War, 1856
Joseph Cundall and Robert Howlett

A lightly albumenised print showing three veterans of the Crimean War. The portrait is titled 'Royal Sappers and Miners' in the lower margin. 

The three soldiers seen here are the Colour Sergeants J. Stanton, Kester Knight and W. Bruce, photographed when they were 'freshly returned from Turkey.'

Photographed by Joseph Cundall and Robert Howlett as part of a series of portraits undertaken at the behest of Queen Victoria. 

According to the website of the Royal Collection Trust: ‘Throughout the war Queen Victoria had taken an active interest in the welfare of the troops and on their return from the Crimea she met a number of the veterans at Buckingham Palace, Chatham Military Hospital and Aldershot Garrison. Following these meetings she commissioned a series of photographs of the veterans from the photographers Joseph Cundall and Robert Howlett.’

Condition: please see scans. The print presents a couple of small imperfections in the area of the background but is otherwise in excellent condition. It is mounted on a large piece of firm white card; this is clean but has sustained a small tear low down on its left-hand edge and its lower right-corner is a little soft and worn. 

Dimensions: the print measures 8.6” by 7.4” (21.8 cm by 18.9 cm); the mount measures 14.3” by 12” (36.3 cm by 30.5 cm).

price:  SOLD
code: cat005
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