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Frederick Burnaby (1842-1885), Soldier, traveller and balloonist

Frederick Gustavus Burnaby

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 10 portraits
Burnaby's exploits as a cavalry officer and explorer captured every schoolboy's imagination; over six feet four inches tall, he was reputed to be the strongest man in the British Army; his books about his adventures, including A Ride to Khiva, 1876, and On Horseback through Asia Minor, 1877, were bestsellers; in 1885 he took part in the relief expedition to Khartoum in the Sudan, and died from a spear wound.

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Frederick Burnaby

by Donovan
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x4900


Frederick Burnaby

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1877
NPG Ax17544


Frederick Burnaby

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype on paper mount, 1877 or before
NPG x4901


Frederick Burnaby

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, circa 1877
NPG x4902


Frederick Burnaby

by Thomas Fall
albumen cabinet card, 1885 (before November 1884)
NPG x135501


Frederick Gustavus Burnaby ('Men of the Day. No. 143.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 2 December 1876
NPG D43773


Frederick Gustavus Burnaby

published by Charles Sheard, probably after Lock & Whitfield
lithograph, circa 1885
NPG D42965


Frederick Burnaby

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, 1877 or before
NPG Ax8705



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