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Count Gleichen's fellow officers at Alexandria

Photograph
1885 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Albumen print
Brief Description
Count Gleichen's fellow officers 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. Unknown photographer.
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.
Dimensions
  • Size of covers height: 28.1cm
  • Size of covers width: 36.4cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
Inscribed with the names of the officers and dated July 1885. Bill Cumming SGDs Vesey Dawson CGDs E. Gleichen GGDs Woolly Gordon Gilmour GGDs Douglas Dawson CGDs Hugh Amherst CGDs Stan Boscastle[?] CGDs Mildmay Willson SGDs H S N White (Marines) Ivor Herbert GGDs L. D'Aguilar GGDs Crabbe GGDs Pearson GGDs Baden Powell SGDs Charlie Rowley GGDs
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A
Object history
According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt Sotheby's, June 1970 £52'. [For the whole album]
Historical context
Gleichen purchased photographs in Cairo 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.
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Collection
Accession Number
SD.426:45

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