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Image number: S0023966

Sir Alexander Burnes (1805-1841)

Artist / photographer: William Brockedon

Caption: 'Portrait of Sir Alexander Burnes, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1835, by William Brockedon (1787-1854)'. Sir Alexander Burnes was awarded the Royal Premium (50 guineas) in 1834 for exploration on the Indus and in Central Asia.; he was killed at Cabul at the outbreak of the Afghan War.
Theme category: People & Culture, Travel & Exploration

Image type: Painting/Drawing

Keywords: PEOPLE, Scottish, explorer, portrait, 19th century
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