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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Omar Pacha (1806-1871) 1855

Salted paper print | 18.5 x 13.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2506594

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Photograph of Omar Pacha seated on a chair by a doorway facing partly right. He is wearing ornate military uniform and a cap. A sword is resting between his legs.

Omar Pacha was originally an Austrian subject, born in Croatia. He converted to Islam and went to Turkey where he entered the regular army. He served with distinction in campaigns in Syria, Albania, Kurdistan and the Balkans, and commanded the Turkish forces during the Crimean War.

Fenton exhibition catalogue (1855) no. 272
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Omar Pacha (1806-71)
    Army-Turkey
  • 18.5 x 13.9 cm (image)

    37.4 x 31.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Omar Pacha

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)