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Cundall & Howlett

Corporal Courtenay 1855-6

Salted paper print | 19.8 x 15.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2500161

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Photograph of Corporal Courtenay sitting on a canon with his left leg slightly raised. He is wearing military uniform and is holding a long wooden cane in his right hand. His right eye is covered by a patch. There is an area of open grassland behind.

Corporal Courtenay served with the 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot during the Crimean War, suffering extensive shot wounds. This is one of a series of portraits of wounded Crimean War veterans collected by Queen Victoria shortly after the war.
  • Creator(s)

    Cundall & Howlett (photographer)

    Corporal Courtenay (active 1855)
    Army-GB-Infantry-44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot (1783-1881)
  • 19.8 x 15.4 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Corporal Courtenay, 44th Regiment, received severe gun shot wounds at a Rifle Pit. 28th May, 1855, [in Crimean Portraits, 1854 - 1856]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

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      • visual works
        • photographs
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        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)