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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Lieutenant Montagu O'Reilly (1822-1888) 1855

Salted paper print | 17.7 x 14.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2500563

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Photograph of Lieutenant O'Reilly sitting facing partly left with his right arm resting on the table beside him. His left hand is on his knee and a sword rests between his legs. He is wearing full military uniform including medals and insignia. On the table beside him to the left there is a rolled document with a visible label which reads 'FORTIFICATIONS OF SEBASTOPOL, LIEUT. MONTAGU O'REILLY, R.N, H.M.S Retribution, January 6 1851'. During the Crimean War Lieutenant O'Reilly was commissioned by the Admiralty to make a plan of the fortifications of Sevastopol.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Lieutenant Montagu O'Reilly (1822-1888)
    Navy-GB
    Navy-GB
  • 17.7 x 14.7 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Lieut Montague O'Reilly

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Heraldry
        • Insignia (heraldic)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)