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Crimean War - A 93rd Sutherland Highlander
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Crimean War - A 93rd Sutherland Highlander

Circa 1854

Measurements: Overall 39cm (15in) x 33cm (13in)

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Oil on panel. Victorian painting of Lance Corporal of 93rd Highlanders wearing the 1836 pattern uniform with good conduct stripe, at leisure, a thistle at his feet. Contained in a modern gilt frame.

The 93rd Sutherland Highlanders were made famous during the Crimean War (1854-55) by The Times correspondent, W.H. Russell, who, standing on the hills overlooking Balaclava, could clearly see that nothing stood between the advancing massed Russian cavalry and the defenceless British base port but the ‘thin red streak tipped with a line of steel’ of the 93rd. Condensed almost immediately into ‘The Thin Red Line’, the phrase became yet better known through Robert Gibb’s famous painting of the same name.
 

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