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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

General Pennefather with an orderly 1855

Albumen print | 14.7 x 15.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2500236

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Photograph of General Pennefather (1800-1872) and an orderly mounted on horses in an open space. General Pennefather is mounted to the left, facing the camera with his arms crossed. Beside him to the left the corner of a tent can be seen.

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

Reproduced in Crimea 1854-56 : the war with Russia from contemporary photographs / Lawrence James. New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1981, no. 5.
The version of this photograph in the Library of Congress has the 'crop line' marked in ink on the print. The photograph in the Royal Collection has been cropped in accordance with this direction.
Fenton exhibition catalogue (1855) no. 106.
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Major General Sir John Lysaght Pennefather (1800-72)
  • 14.7 x 15.3 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • General Pennefather with orderly

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        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
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          • Tents
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
    • Social sciences
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        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)