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Pack 457. Pack of two Battle of Balaclava art prints by Lady Elizabeth Butker and Richard Caton Woodville.
PCK0457. Pack of two Crimean War military prints by Lady Elizabeth Butler and Caton Woodville, depicting British Cavalary and Infantry at the Battle of Balaclava. Items in this pack :
Military Print Pack.
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DHM068. Balaclava by Lady Elizabeth Butler.
The remnants of the Light Brigade (Hussars, Lancers, and Light Dragoons) returning from the disastrous charge during the Battle of Balaclava, 25th October 1854.
This lithographic print has been reproduced from an original hand coloured lithograph from 1902. Under the image is printed the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Charge of The Light Brigade.
Open edition print.
Image size 32 inches x 15 inches (81cm x 38cm)
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VAR301. Relief of the Light Brigade by Caton Woodville.
Depicting the Light Brigade at the moment of reaching the Russian guns. Shown are the 11th Hussars and the 17th Lancers. The all time classic image of the disastrous Charge of the Light Brigade which included the 17th lancers, who lead the charge. Lord Cardigan is shown on the left, dressed in his 11th Hussars uniform. The Light Brigade were being kept in reserve, after the successful charge of the heavy brigade, but the slow advance of the British Infantry to take advantage of the heavy brigades success had given the Russian forces time to take away Artillery pieces from captured redoubts. Raglan, after seeing this ordered the light brigade to advance rapidly to the front, follow the enemy and try to prevent the enemy carrying away the guns. This message taken by Captain Nolan, to Lord Lucan, the cavalry Commander. One of the Officers of Raglans Staff, urged Lucan, who could only see the main Russian Artillery position at the head of a valley. Lord Lucan rode over to Cardigan and ordered him to attack these guns. So the Light Brigade charged these Russian guns, and not the guns being taken away by Russian forces from the redoubts. The carnage was great, from the 673 men who started the charge, 113 men were killed and many others wounded. The Light Brigade was made up of the 4th and 13th Light Dragoons, 8th and 11th Hussars and the 17th Lancers. A spectating French Officer General Pierre Bosquet proclaimed - It is magnificent but it is not war.
Open edition print.
Image size 21 inches x 14 inches (53cm x 36cm)
Website Price: £ 82.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £146.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £64
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