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Cundall & Howlett

John Rennie 1883 copy after 1856 original

Carbon print | 23.2 x 18.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2500222

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Photograph of John Rennie standing facing slightly to the left. He is wearing military uniform including tartan trousers and a fur hat. He is holding a bugle in his right hand and there is a sword by his left side. This photograph, printed by Jabez Hughes in 1883, is a carbon print pasted over the original photograph.

John Rennie served with the 72nd (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot during the Crimean War. Throughout the war Queen Victoria had taken an active interest in the welfare of the troops and on their return from the Crimea she met a number of the veterans at Buckingham Palace, Chatham Military Hospital and Aldershot Garrison. Following these meetings she commissioned a series of photographs of the veterans from the photographers Joseph Cundall and Robert Howlett. 
  • Creator(s)

    Cundall & Howlett (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (printer)

    John Rennie (fl.1856)
    Army-GB-Infantry-72nd (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot (1824-1881)
  • 23.2 x 18.1 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • John Rennie, 72 Highlanders, c.1856 [in Crimean Portraits 1854 - 1856]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

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              • Crimean War (1853-1856)