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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Council of War held at Lord Raglan's Headquarters the morning of the successful attack on the Mamelon, Portraits of Lord Raglan, Maréchal Pélissier and Omar Pacha 6 - 6 Jun 1855

Salted paper print | 18.3 x 15.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2506595

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Photograph of the Council of War held at Lord Raglan's Headquarters on the morning of the successful attack on the Mamelon. Lord Raglan (1788-1855), Maréchal Pélissier (1794-1864) and Omar Pacha (1806-1871) are seated around a small round table covered with a cloth. Lord Raglan sits to the left, his left arm resting on the table. Maréchal Pélissier sits to the right looking down at the table, wearing full military uniform. Omar Pacha sits between them looking at Maréchal Pélissier. There is a doorway behind.

Lord Raglan commanded the British forces during the Crimean War, Maréchal Pélissier the French and Omar Pacha the Turkish.

Reproduced in Roger Fenton, photographer of the Crimean War: His photographs and his letters from the Crimea, with an essay on his life and work / Helmut and Alison Gernsheim. London : Secker & Warburg, 1954, no. 76 (variant).
Fenton exhibition catalogue (1855) no. 270
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Maréchal Aimable-Jean-Jacques Pélissier, Duke of Malakoff (1794-1864)
    Omar Pacha (1806-71)
    Fitzroy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan (1788-1855)
  • 18.3 x 15.5 cm (image)

    37.4 x 31.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • LORD RAGLAN OMAR PACHA GENERAL PELISSIER / The Council of War held on the morning of the taking of the Mamelon

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • War operations
            • Military campaigns
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms