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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Commander Henry Berkeley Fitzhardinge Maxse (1832-1883) Apr 1855

Albumen print | 18.6 x 13.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2500288

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Photograph of Commander Maxse (29 April 1832-8 September 1883) seated on a rock facing right with his legs outstretched and his hands resting on his lap. He is wearing military uniform.

Commander Maxse served during the Crimean War as Aide-de-Camp to Lord Cardigan. He was injured in the Charge of the Light Brigade. After his return to Britain, he was presented with his Crimean medal by Queen Victoria on Horse Guards Parade on 18 May 1855. He later became the Governor of Newfoundland, where he died.
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Sir Henry Fitzhardinge Berkeley Maxse (1832-83)
  • 18.6 x 13.1 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Comdr Maxse

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      • visual works
        • photographs
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    • Social sciences
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          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)