~ A Collection Of Effects Belonging To General Brownrigg, Crimean War Veteran ~
Here we have an incredible and unique set, a curated collection of items relating to and belonging to Colonel John Studholme Brownrigg, a career soldier with a career spanning four decades and a fine military history, he is the son of General
Beginning his career in 1832 as an Ensign in the 9th Norfolk Regiment before moving to the 2Nd West India for just a year in 1842 Brownrigg was a rising star in the military and was quickly snapped up for a Captaincy in the Grenadier Guards.
During his time in the Guards he served and was promoted duly and by the time of his service in the Crimean War he was a Colonel of the Guards, fighting in battle alongside his regiment at Alma, Inkermann and Sevastapol but also serving with the Adjutant General Brigadier General James Bucknall Bucknall Estcourt.
In the Crimea Brownrigg was photographed by Roger Fenton a few times.
This collection consists of a life size portrait painted from the waist up of Brownrigg in either a civilian coat or possibly an undress frock, at the time of painting given his age he may have been unattached to a regiment which occurred after the Crimea.
The portrait is by J Henderson, a famous artist most famous for his marine art but also for his portraits.
With the portrait is Brownriggs sword, a pre 1855 1845 pattern sabre that is photographed in Fenton's photos of the Crimea twice, a lithograph of Brownrigg as a Colonel just after his Crimean service, his traveling or coat pistol, a large bore percussion cap by Cooper and lastly a continental pill box.
Overall this is an incredible set with numerous items of personal significance to a prominent veteran of the Crimean War.
~ Condition ~
The portrait is in good condition with some minor damage to the frame.
The sword is in good condition with some patina and discolouration.
The pistol is in good condition with some cosmetic ageing and patina.
The lithograph is in good condition.
The pillbox is in fine polish.
~ Postage ~
Due to the nature of the items a postage quote will need to be done individually but will be sent as affordable as possible whilst still being priority shipping and insured. ...Read full description