C1855

Charge of the Light Cavalry Brigade. 25th Oct. 1854. Under Major General the Earl of Cardigan.

Superb lithograph of the charge Light Brigade in the the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854.    The charge consisted of the 4th and 13th Light Dragoons, 17th Lancers, and the 8th and 11th Hussars, under the command of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Charge of the Light Cavalry Brigade. 25th Oct. 1854. Under Major General the Earl of Cardigan.

Date:

C1855

Condition:

Small tear at lower sheet edge, Oct and date, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

465mm 
x 275mm

Paper Size: 

530mm 
x 353mm
AUTHENTICITY
Charge of the Light Cavalry Brigade. 25th Oct. 1854. Under Major General the Earl of Cardigan. - Antique Print from 1855

Genuine antique
dated:

1855

Description:

Superb lithograph of the charge Light Brigade in the the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854.   

The charge consisted of the 4th and 13th Light Dragoons, 17th Lancers, and the 8th and 11th Hussars, under the command of Major General James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan. Also present that day was the Heavy Brigade, commanded by Major General James Yorke Scarlett, who was a past Commanding Officer of the 5th Dragoon Guards. 

From William Simpson, The Seat of War in the East. 

Thomas Goldsworthy Dutton (1820 - 1891)

Born in 1820 in London, Middlesex, England and named after his ironmonger father.  Married Martha Foster on 27 Apr 1843, at St John, Hackney, Middlesex. He was one of the most famous C19th maritime artists of ship portraits.  A noted watercolourist, and painter in oils his works are numerous institutional collections.

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William Simpson (1823 - 1899)

During the Crimean War Simpson, became a pioneer war artist: dispatched by the printsellers Colnaghi & Son, to record the naval battles in the Baltic Sea and then went on to Balaklava in November 1854 to make accurate sketches on the spot. The drawings which he made during that terrible winter were submitted to Lord Raglan, sent home to England, and shown to Queen Victoria by the minister of war, the duke of Newcastle. After the fall of Sevastopol he was attached to the duke's party of exploration in Circassia. Eighty of his Crimean drawings were lithographed in The Seat of War in the East (2 volumes, 1855 6), which was dedicated with permission to Queen Victoria. When the original watercolours were exhibited at Colnaghi's gallery, Lord Elcho and other MPs called for them to be bought by the nation as a historic record of the war. On the advice of Sir Charles Eastlake, this proposal was rejected and the watercolours were sold off separately. Simpson returned to England with a brown beard long enough to button into his waistcoat, and he had an audience with the queen: he showed her his sketches and was much impressed by her grasp of every detail of the war. She commissioned The Queen Reviewing the Royal Artillery at Woolwich on their Return from the Crimea, 1856, and over the next thirty years was a steady patron for the painter. source Shapero Rare Books.

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