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Cundall & Howlett

Colour Sergeant Joseph John Stanton 1883 copy after 1856 original

Carbon print | 23.3 x 16.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2500212

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Photograph of Colour Sergeant Joseph John Stanton seated facing slightly left. He is wearing military uniform with four medals and is holding a rifle in his right hand. This photograph, printed by Jabez Hughes in 1883, is a carbon print pasted over the original photograph.

Colour Sergeant Joseph John Stanton served with the Royal Sappers and Miners 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. In this portrait, Stanton wears four medals - the Distinguished Conduct Medal; the Crimea Medal (with clasps for Inkerman, Balaklava and Sebastopol); the French Legion of Honour, and the Turkish Crimea Medal.
  • Creator(s)

    Cundall & Howlett (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (printer)

    Subject(s)
    Joseph John Stanton, Colour Sergeant (fl.1856)
    Army-GB-Corps-Royal Sappers & Miners
  • 23.3 x 16.4 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Colour Sergeant Joseph John Stanton, Royal Sappers and Miners, c. 1856 [in Crimean Portraits 1854 - 1856]

  • 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)