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Victoria and Albert collected photographs that documented the political and military events that defined a period of global expansion

ROGER FENTON (1819-69)

Fitzroy James Henry Somerset, Baron Raglan (1788-1855)

4 Jun 1855

Albumen print | 18.3 x 14.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2500229

Photograph of Lord Raglan seated by the doorway of a building facing slightly to the right. His right arm is missing and he holds his feathered bicorn hat on his lap. The photograph is slightly cropped at the bottom edge.

Lord Raglan commanded the British troops during the Crimean War and died in the Crimea shortly after the Siege of Sevastopol.
  • Fenton exhibition catalogue (1855) no. 269
  • 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. 65.
  • Crimea 1854-56 : the war with Russia from contemporary photographs / Lawrence James. New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1981, no. 1.
  • Roger Fenton, photographer of the 1850s : Hayward Gallery, London, 4 February to 17 April 1988. [London] : South Bank Board, c1988, cat. 32.
  • Compare with Library of Congress photograph
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 18.3 x 14.5 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Lord Raglan

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