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Photograph - Count Gleichen's fellow officers at Alexandria

Count Gleichen's fellow officers at Alexandria

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)

  • Date:

    1885 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    SD.426:45

  • 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)

Date

1885 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

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
SGDs = Scots Guards, CGDs = Coldstream Guards, GGDs = Grenadier Guards

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 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

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.

Subjects depicted

Soldiers

Categories

Photographs; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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