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Victoria and Albert collected works documenting political and military events

Roger Fenton (1819-69)

William Simpson (1823-1899) 1855

Salted paper print | 14.2 x 12.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2500301

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Photograph of Mr Simpson reclining on a rock facing right with his legs crossed and his head slightly bowed. He is holding a pair of binoculars in his right hand and there is a hat on the rock beside him. Part of a tent can be seen to the right and figures can just be seen behind him. Mr Simpson was an artist who painted watercolours of the major events of the Crimean War, which were also sold commercially as lithographs. He later painted scenes from the Franco-Prussian War and the Afghan War.
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    William Simpson (1823-99)
  • 14.2 x 12.4 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Simpson Esqr The Artist

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • People
      • Artists
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents
        • Precision mechanisms & instruments
          • Binoculars
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Buildings
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)