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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

General James Simpson (1792-1868) 1855

Albumen print | 18.5 x 15.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2500231

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Photograph of General Simpson standing facing slightly to the right with his left arm resting on a stone wall and his right on his hip. He is wearing a long coat and peaked cap and there is a building behind him. The photograph appears to have been cropped on the right edge.

General Simpson commanded the British troops during the Crimean War after the death of Lord Raglan.
- Fenton exhibition catalogue (1855) no. 268
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Sir James Simpson, General, GCB (1792-1868)
    Army-GB-Infantry-87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot (1827-1881) (merged w 89th of Foot)
  • 18.5 x 15.1 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • General Simpson

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              • Crimean War (1853-1856)