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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Sir Harry David Jones (1791-1866) 1855

Albumen print | 19.4 x 15.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2500244

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Photograph of General Jones standing facing right resting his left arm on a stone wall. He is wearing a peaked hat and holding a book in his right hand. There is a tree behind him to the left. Photographic print is cropped on the left hand side.

General Jones commanded the Royal Engineer forces during the Crimean War and later became the Governor of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was severely wounded in the unsuccessful assault on the Redan on 18 June 1855. He returned to England where the Prince of Wales met him in December 1855.

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. 59.
Fenton exhibition catalogue (1855) no. 212.
Exhibited in 'Princes as Patrons: The Art Collections of the Princes of Wales' (National Museums & Galleries of Wales, 1998), no. 165.
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Major General Sir Harry David Jones (1791-1866)
    Army Officers
  • 19.4 x 15.3 cm (image)

    57.0 x 44.3 cm (mount)

  • General Jones

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            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)