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William Bambridge (1810-79)

Wounded Grenadier Guards who served in the Crimean War Mar 1855

Salted paper print | 11.7 x 14.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2500228

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Photograph of a group of nine soldiers from the Grenadier Guards who were wounded during the Crimean War. Five are standing and four are seated. All are wearing military uniform including winter coats. Part of Wellington Barracks can be seen behind. The men have been identified by their army numbers, which are handwritten around the edge of the photograph.

This photograph is one of the first portraits of wounded Crimean War veterans commissioned by Queen Victoria, and pre-dates Roger Fenton's arrival in the Crimea.

  • Creator(s)

    William Bambridge (1810-79) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Private William Muffat
    Private George Ellesley (fl.1855)
    Private George Green
    Private William Dry
    Frampton, Edmund, Private (fl.1855)
    Thomas Bunting (fl. 1855)
    Army-GB-Infantry-Foot Guards (1st or Grenadier) (1819- )
  • 11.7 x 14.9 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Group of wounded Grenadier Guards, c. 1855 [in Crimean Portraits 1854 - 1856]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Wellington Barracks
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)