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'Viscount Wolseley', 1892.

Downey, William

'Viscount Wolseley', 1892.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


A photographic portrait of Viscount Joseph Garnet Wolseley (1833-1913), taken by W & D Downey. A British field marshal, Viscount Wolseley served extensively abroad and was instrumental in modernizing the British army. He was made Viscount for his attempt to relieve General Charles G. Gordon (1833-1885) at Khartoum, Sudan. This photograph appears in 'The Cabinet Portrait Gallery' series of celebrity portraits and biographies published in the 1890s. The series includes royalty, actors, academics and authors.

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