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Crimean War Original Military Print Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Crimean War Original Military Print Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Crimean War Original Military Print Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Crimean War Original Military Print Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Crimean War Original Military Print Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Crimean War Original Military Print Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Crimean War Original Military Print Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Crimean War Original Military Print Charge of the Light Brigade

Crimean War Original Military Print Charge of the Light Brigade

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£250.00


Product Description

A rare military photogravure, entitled “Balaclava: The Return 25th October 1854; The Charge of the six hundred.”

The print was produced by Butler, after the original painting by Lady Elizabeth Southerden Thompson (1846-1933). It was published in 1876 by the London Fine Art Society. It depicts the survivors of the light brigade.

The Charge of the Light Brigade is an important moment in British military history and culture. The decision to charge the heavily fortified Russian batteries or the ‘Valley of Death' as they were later christened, lead to heavy losses without reward. It would inspire the then poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson to write ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade.’ A few decades on and a poignant but unread poem by Rudyard Kipling, entitled the ‘Last of the Light Brigade’ would criticise the hypocrisy in glorifying the six hundred in verse, whilst allowing them to starve as veterans: “You wrote we were heroes once, sir. Please, write we are starving now.”

The print has been glazed and mounted in an attractive gold leaf frame.

Size of Frame: 88.3 x 56.5 x 2.5cm (34¾ x 22¼ x 1”)
Size of Print: 77 x 46cm (30¼ x 18”)

Weight: 4kg

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