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Roger Fenton

(1819-1869), Photographer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 39 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 - NPG Ax24917

Sir Harry David Jones

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1855
NPG Ax24917

James Bucknall Estcourt, by Roger Fenton - NPG Ax24918

James Bucknall Estcourt

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1855
NPG Ax24918

Omar Pasha, by Roger Fenton - NPG Ax24904

Omar Pasha

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1855
NPG Ax24904

Sir (John) William Gordon, by Roger Fenton - NPG Ax24905

Sir (John) William Gordon

by Roger Fenton
salt print on the publisher's printed mount, 1855
NPG Ax24905

Sir Richard England, by Roger Fenton - NPG Ax24911

Sir Richard England

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1855 (1856)
NPG Ax24911

Francis Pym Harding, by Roger Fenton - NPG Ax24914

Francis Pym Harding

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1855
NPG Ax24914

Major General Lockyer, by Roger Fenton - NPG Ax24920

Major General Lockyer

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1855
NPG Ax24920

Sir George Brown, by Roger Fenton - NPG Ax24921

Sir George Brown

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1855
NPG Ax24921


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