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Cundall & Howlett

Colour Sergeant Andrew Taylor 1883 copy after 1856 original

Carbon print | 23.4 x 17.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2500219

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Photograph of Colour Sergeant Andrew Taylor standing facing forwards holding a rifle in his right hand. He is wearing Scottish military uniform including tartan trousers and a fur hat. There is a rucksack on his back. This photograph, printed by Jabez Hughes in 1883, is a carbon print pasted over the original photograph.

Colour Sergeant Andrew Taylor served with the 72nd (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot during the Crimean War. 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. 

  • Creator(s)

    Cundall & Howlett (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (printer)

    Subject(s)
    Taylor, Andrew, Colour Sergeant (fl.1856)
    Army-GB-Infantry-72nd (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot (1824-1881)
  • 23.4 x 17.5 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Firearms
              • Rifles
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Numismatics
          • Medals
            • Campaign medals
              • Crimea Medal (1854-56)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)