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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Sir Robert Rawlinson (1810-1898) 1855

Albumen print | 25.5 x 20.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2500556

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Photograph of Sir Rawlinson sitting on a chair covered by an animal fur. He is resting his right elbow on the table beside him and holding his hand up to his face. He is wearing a dark jacket and tie and there is a cloth draped behind him. Sir Rawlinson was a civil engineer who was part of the Sanitary Commission sent by the War Office to improve the conditions of the Crimean War hospitals. 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)

    Sir Robert Rawlinson (1810-1898)
  • 25.5 x 20.0 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Robt Rawlinson Esq

  • 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)