Second Lieutenant W T Markham (1830-1886), 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade,
A watercolour of troops signed Bono Jonny, and inscribed '52 together with another military watercolour
During the Crimean War (1854-1856) Markham fought at the Battle of the Alma, the Siege of Sevastopol and with the expedition to Kertch. He also served as an aide-de-camp to General Sir George Brown, commander of the Light Division. During his service in the east Markham painted a series of watercolours showing camp scenes and the daily life of the soldiers stationed in the Crimea. In later life he was a lieutenant colonel in the Leeds Rifle Militia.