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Sergeant William Russell, 5th Battalion, Royal Artiller

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Robert Howlett was one of Britain's earliest professional photographers. His wide-ranging practice included portraiture, landscape photography, and studies for painters. Commissioned in 1856 by Queen Victoria to make portraits of the heroes of the Crimean War, he posed Sergeant William Russell...

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Provenance

Robert Hershkowitz Limited, Sussex, England; purchased November 1992.

Credit Line

Sophie M. Friedman Fund

1856

Dimensions

Image/Sheet: 23.5 x 18.6 cm (9 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.) Mount: 43.6 x 31.6 cm (17 3/16 x 12 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1992.513

Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print from wet collodion negative

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