Lady Sale. As she appeared in the advanced guard of the British Army in the Late Disastrous Retreat from Cabul under heavy fire from the Chilzees During the passage of th Khoord Cabul Pass Jany. 9th 1842

Method Lithograph
Artist Richard Evan
Published Published by Blackwood & Page No.154 Strand. [c.1842]
Dimensions Image 224 x 145 mm, Sheet 322 x 259 mm
Notes Portrait of Lady Florentia Sale upon her horse, set within mountains, and surrounded by soldiers. In the bottom left corner of the image, a dead soldier is visible. The image focuses on the 1842 British retreat from Kabul of the 1st Afghan War. After witnessing much bloodshed and caring for the wounded, Florentia, along with other women and children, was captured and imprisoned for nine months. She kept a daily diary of the events.

Lady Florentia Sale (British; 1790 - 1853) was the daughter of civil service member George Wynch. In 1809, she married British army officer Sir Robert Henry Sale, with whom she accompanied on numerous postings, and travelled the world with.
Framing unmounted
Price £75.00
Stock ID 40059