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Line-up of troops on a quay, probably at Alexandria

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)
    Alexandria (Egypt) (photographed)

  • Date:

    1885 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fiorillo, L. (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    SD.426:42

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 90, shelf TOP

Physical description

Albumen print in an album containing sketches (19) and photographs (26) of views, troops, and events from Lord Wolseley's Nile Campaign of 1884-1885. Half-bound in green morocco

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)
Alexandria (Egypt) (photographed)

Date

1885 (made)

Artist/maker

Fiorillo, L. (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

Stamped on emulsion L. Fiorillo, Phot., numbered 3.

Dimensions

Height: 28.1 cm size of covers, Width: 36.4 cm size of covers

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt Sotheby's, June 1970 £52'. [For the whole album]

Historical context note

Gleichen purchased photographs in Cairo and Alexandria to supplement his drawings in this album. The Nile Campaign included members of the Camel Corps and fellow officers of the Guards Camel Regiment in that corps. See Searight Archive for details of military action and correlation between sketches and Gleichen's publication. Cf. W. S. Perry (SD.772-SD.798), O. Norie (SD.701-SD.702), and contemporary volumes of the Illustrated London News and The Graphic.

Descriptive line

Line-up of troops on a quay, probably at Alexandria. Albumen print in an album containing sketches (19) and photographs (26) of views, troops, and events from Lord Wolseley's Nile Campaign of 1884-1885. L. Fiorillo

Subjects depicted

Quays; Soldiers

Categories

Photographs; Historic Alexandria

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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