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Victoria and Albert collected works documenting political and military events

Roger Fenton (1819-69)

General John Lysaght Pennefather (1800-1872) 1855

Albumen print | 17.8 x 15.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2500242

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Photograph of General Pennefather seated in a tent facing left with his hands clasped on his lap. A desk and other furniture can be seen around him. The photograph has been slightly cropped on the right edge and on the top.

During the Crimean War General Pennefather was responsible for the dramatic allied victory at the battle of Inkerman.

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. 72.
Fenton exhibition catalogue (1855) no. 254.
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Major General Sir John Lysaght Pennefather (1800-72)
  • 17.8 x 15.6 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • General Pennefather small in tent

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              • Crimean War (1853-1856)