Frederick Burnaby(1842-1885), Soldier, traveller and balloonist
Frederick Gustavus Burnaby
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.
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 2 December 1876
- Portrait of the Day: Frederick Burnaby
30 July, 12:30