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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Sir John Campbell and his aide-de-camp Captain Hume Apr 1855

Albumen print | 20.5 x 16.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2500238

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Photograph of Sir John Campbell (1807-1855) and his aide-de-camp Captain Hume (1825-1891) beside the entrance of a tent. Sir Campbell is seated holding a telescope with Captain Hume standing beside him to the left.

Sir Campbell was a senior military figure during the Crimean War who died during the Battle of the Great Redan.

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. 50
Fenton exhibition catalogue (1855) no.38.
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Major-General Sir John Campbell of Ava, 2nd Baronet (1807-55)
    Hume, Gustavus, Sir, Major, Kt. (1825-1891)
  • 20.5 x 16.3 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Sir John Campbell & Capt Hume his ADC

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