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Record of historical events

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

ROGER FENTON (1819-69)

General John Lysaght Pennefather (1800-1872)

Apr 1855

Albumen print | 19.4 x 15.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2500233

Photograph of General Pennefather seated on a rock facing slightly left. His legs are crossed and he is wearing a long coat and peaked hat. Two figures sit behind him to the left. This photograph has been cropped to remove the original vignetting at the top edge of the print.

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

Fenton exhibition catalogue of 1855 no. 224.
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)


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

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • General Pennefather

  • 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)
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs