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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

General Scarlett and Colonel Low Apr 1855

Albumen print | 19.5 x 16.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2500250

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Photograph of General Scarlett (1799-1871) mounted on a horse facing left with Colonel Low (1817-1904, Captain at the time) standing in front of him. General Scarlett is wearing military uniform and Colonel Low wears a French jacket as not on duty. A row of tents can be seen behind them.

General Scarlett was celebrated for his actions during the Battle of Balaclava and later commanded the British cavalry in the Crimea.

Reproduced in 'Crimea 1854-56 : the war with Russia from contemporary photographs' / Lawrence James. New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1981, no. 3.
Fenton exhibition catalogue (1855) no.193.
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Sir James Yorke Scarlett (1799-1871)
    Army-GB-Cavalry Regiments
    General Alexander Low (1817-1904)
    Army-GB-Cavalry-4th (The Queen's Own Light) Dragoons (1848-1861)
  • 19.5 x 16.0 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • General Scarlett & Col Lowe - wearing a french jacket - not being on duty

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)