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Roger Fenton (1819-1869), Photographer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 42 portraits
Best known for his series of photographs taken in the field during the Crimean War. He first studied painting but went on to qualify as a solicitor in 1847, practising Law until 1864 but with photography increasingly consuming his time. The publisher Thomas Agnew commissioned Fenton to photograph the Crimean War in 1855 because of his recent experiments with Collodion, the most suitable process then available. He made over 306 photographs of individual portraits and scenes which were sold individually and in bound sets. Despite much admiration Fenton decided to return to his original profession as a solicitor, discouraged by the vast increase of photographic business.

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Sir Harry David Jones

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1855
NPG Ax24917


James Bucknall Estcourt

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1855
NPG Ax24918


Sir George de Lacy Evans

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1855
NPG Ax24919


Major General Lockyer

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1855
NPG Ax24920


Sir Robert Rawlinson

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1855
NPG x12536


Sir William John Codrington

by Roger Fenton, published by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd
salt print, 1855; published 19 November 1855
NPG x13453


Fitzroy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan

by Roger Fenton
salt print on the publisher's printed mount, 1855
NPG Ax24901


Lord George Augustus Frederick Paget

by Roger Fenton
salt print, published 25 March 1856
NPG Ax24910