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William Bambridge (1810-79)

Wounded Grenadier Guards who served in the Crimean War 1883 copy after March 1855 original

Carbon print | 11.4 x 14.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2500124

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Photograph of a group of seven soldiers from the Grenadier Guards who were wounded during the Crimean War. Four are standing and three are seated. All are wearing military uniform including winter coats. Private James Blow standing to the far left is using a crutch and several of the other men have an injured arm tucked under their coat. Part of Wellington Barracks can be seen behind. This photograph, printed by Jabez Hughes in 1883, is a carbon print pasted over the original photograph. Around the photograph there are handwritten notes identifying the men by name and army number and giving details of their injuries and how they were sustained.

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)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (printer)

    Subject(s)
    Private William Dry
    Army-GB-Infantry-Foot Guards (1st or Grenadier) (1819- )
    Private James Blow
    Private George Green
    Owen Lewis Cope Williams (1836-1913)
    Private James Barrett (active 1855)
    Robert Baker (active 1855)
  • 11.4 x 14.5 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Group of wounded Grenadier Guards, c. 1856 [in Crimean War 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)