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The Charge of the Light Brigade coloured photogravure
Henry Graves & Co, London 1895 - Paper: 38 x 25 .12 inches Image: 33-7/8 x 20 inchesColoured photogravure, Some light markings on the top on the image in the sky and some foxing in the bottom border near the last line of the printed poem, otherwise very good condition. Col. photogravure after Woodville; 17th Lancers charging across plain toward artillery at left, mountains in background.The Charge of the Light Brigade was a charge of British light cavalry led by Lord Cardigan against Russian forces during the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854 in the Crimean War in Woodville's painting 'Relief of the Light Brigade', the visualized the moment the 11th Hussars reached the Russian guns, however, in this print, Woodville 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. Prior to the charge, the Light Brigade possessed a mounted strength of 673 men. This was reduced to 195 after the battle, with 247 killed and wounded and the loss of 475 horses.
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