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Corporal Pendered (d.1854) c. 1854

Salted paper print | 7.6 x 4.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2500137

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Photograph of Corporal Pendered seated on an upright box facing partly left.

Corporal Pendered served with the Royal Sappers and Miners during the Crimean War and drowned off the coast of Balaklava in November 1854 when the supply ship HMS Prince was destroyed in a storm. This photograph is one of a series of portraits of Crimean War veterans collected by Queen Victoria shortly after the war.


  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Corporal Pendered (d. 1854)
    Army-GB-Corps-Royal Sappers & Miners
  • 7.6 x 4.8 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Corporal Pendered, Royal Sappers and Miners. Drowned in 'The Prince' off Balaclava, 14 November 1854 [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
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)