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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Dr John Sutherland (1808-1891) 1855

Salted paper print | 24.5 x 19.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2500554

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Photograph of Dr Sutherland sitting at a table writing a letter. He is wearing a dark suit and is holding a quill in his right hand. The table is covered by a cloth and there is a large box on top of it. There is an animal fur on the chair he is sitting on and a cloth backdrop behind him. Dr Sutherland was the head of the Sanitary Commission sent to improve the military hospitals during the Crimean War. Through a series of basic measures the Commission succeeded in improving the standard of hygiene at the hospitals and reducing the death rate.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Dr John Sutherland (1808-1891)
  • 24.5 x 19.6 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • John Sutherland Esquire MD

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)