Sketches made during the Campaign of 1854-55 in the Crimea, Circassia and Constantinople

Drawing
1854-1855 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Drawing pasted into a volume, depicting the head of a bearded man


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleChopped Straw (assigned by artist)
Materials and Techniques
Pencil drawing on paper
Brief Description
Drawing, 'Chopped Straw', pencil sketch by William Simpson, Crimea, 1854-55, in a bound volume titled 'Sketches made during the Campaign of 1854-55 in the Crimea, Circassia and Constantinople' by William Simpson
Physical Description
Drawing pasted into a volume, depicting the head of a bearded man
Dimensions
  • Volume height: 58cm
  • Volume width: 44.4cm
  • Volume depth: 3cm
Marks and Inscriptions
"Chopped Straw" This officer was constantly coming on board The "Orient", to her Captain Christie, or the Secretary, on the subject of 'Chopped Straw," and we at last gave him that name. (in pencil)
Collection
Accession Number
D.85-1900

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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