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Cundall & Howlett

Colour Sergeant William Pocock 1856

Salted paper print | 23.5 x 17.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2500200

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Photograph of Colour Sergeant William Pocock standing facing forwards with both hands resting on his rifle. He is wearing military uniform with a bearskin and has a sword by his side.

Colour Sergeant William Pocock served with the Grenadier Guards 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)

    Subject(s)
    William Pocock (fl.1855)
    Army-GB-Infantry-Foot Guards (1st or Grenadier) (1819- )
  • 23.5 x 17.8 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Colour Sergeant William Pocock, Grenadier Guards, 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)
            • Side arms (weapons)
              • Swords
            • Firearms
              • Guns
    • 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)