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Victoria and Albert collected photographs that documented the political and military events that defined a period of global expansion

ROGER FENTON (1819-69)

General Scarlett and Colonel Low

Apr 1855

Salted paper print | 17.5 x 15.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2506578

Photograph of General Scarlett (1799-1871) mounted on a horse facing left with Colonel Alexander 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.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 17.5 x 15.5 cm (image)

    37.4 x 31.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Lieut. Genl. The Honble Sir J.Y Scarlett K.C.B

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)