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BIDDULPH, GENERAL SIR ROBERT
Neg. No: (GP) (00025)
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 19-02-1901

Sitter: General Sir Robert Biddulph (1835-1918).

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Biog: General in the army; Colonel Commanding Royal Artillery; High Commissioner at Cyprus, 1879-86; Director General of military education, 1888-93; Governor of Gibralter, 1893-1900.

Date: 19 February 1901.

Occasion: -

Location: The Lafayette studio, 179 New Bond Street, London.

Descr: TQL standing.

Costume: Full Dress uniform1 with mourning band, General.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: Collar, Badge and Star of a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (military division) [G.C.B cr. 3 June 1899]; Collar, Badge and Star of a Knight Grand Cross of The Order of St. Michael and St. George [G.C.M.G. cr. 29 May 1886]; Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal 1887 with 1897 bar; Crimea Medal 1854-56 with three clasps 'Alma', 'Balaclava' & 'Sebastopol'; India Mutiny Medal 1857-60 with clasp; Second China War Medal 1857-60 with two clasps 'Taku Fort 1860' & 'Pekin 1860'; Badge of the Order of Medjidjie [Ottoman Empire]; Turkish Crimea Medal 1855.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.  

References:

Biog: Dictionary of National Biography; Who's Who; The Army List, 1901; The Times, 20 November 1918, p 19d.

Occasion: -

Costume: Dress Regulations for the Army, London, 1900.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: (The Order of the Bath, The Order of St. Michael and St. George) Burke's Peerage; (Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal 1887) Howard N. Cole, Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals 1887-1977, London, 1977; (Order of Medjidjie) R. Werlich, Orders and Decoration of All Nations, Washington 1990. (Others) E.C. Joslin, A.R. Litherland and B.T. Simpkin, British Battles and Medals, London, 1988.

Reproduced: -

Acknowledgements: (Orders etc) David Bownes.

1 Uniform worn with epaulette bows to hold collars in place.