The Charge of the Light Brigade, 1854

Richard Caton Woodville

The Charge of the Light Brigade, 1854
2 7 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 19cm

The Charge of the Light Brigade, 1854.

Coloured photogravure after Richard Caton Woodville (1856-1927), published by Henry Greaves and Co, London, 1895.

Whereas in his painting 'Relief of the Light Brigade', the artist Richard Caton-Woodville had depicted the moment that the 11th Hussars reached the Russian guns, in this composition he shows the 17th Light Dragons (Lancers) at the beginning of the Charge. The central figure is the painting is Private James William Wightman, who was severely wounded and taken prisoner in the Charge.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
95600
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1988-06-19-1

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