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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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Pierre Francis Joseph Bosquet, by Roger Fenton - NPG Ax24922

Pierre Francis Joseph Bosquet

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1855
NPG Ax24922

Sir Robert Garrett, by Roger Fenton - NPG Ax24926

Sir Robert Garrett

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1855
NPG Ax24926

Sir Henry John William Bentinck, by Roger Fenton - NPG Ax24927

Sir Henry John William Bentinck

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1855
NPG Ax24927

Sir Robert Rawlinson, by Roger Fenton - NPG x12536

Sir Robert Rawlinson

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1855
NPG x12536

'The Sanitary Commissioners', by Roger Fenton - NPG x12537

'The Sanitary Commissioners'

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1855
NPG x12537

Sir William John Codrington, by Roger Fenton, published by  Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd - NPG x13453

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 - NPG Ax24901

FitzRoy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan

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

Sir James Simpson, by Roger Fenton - NPG Ax24903

Sir James Simpson

by Roger Fenton
salt print, published 1856
NPG Ax24903

Lord George Augustus Frederick Paget, by Roger Fenton - NPG Ax24910

Lord George Augustus Frederick Paget

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

Mr Shewell, by Roger Fenton - NPG Ax24923

Mr Shewell

by Roger Fenton
salt print, published 1856
NPG Ax24923

Sir James Yorke Scarlett; Colonel Low, by Roger Fenton - NPG Ax24924

Sir James Yorke Scarlett; Colonel Low

by Roger Fenton
salt print, published 1856
NPG Ax24924

Sir George Buller, by Roger Fenton - NPG Ax24925

Sir George Buller

by Roger Fenton
salt print, circa 1856
NPG Ax24925

Edward, Prince of Saxe-Weimar, by Roger Fenton - NPG Ax24928

Edward, Prince of Saxe-Weimar

by Roger Fenton
salt print, 1856
NPG Ax24928

Sir George de Lacy Evans, by James Henry Lynch, printed by  Day & Son, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after  Roger Fenton - NPG D36590

Sir George de Lacy Evans

by James Henry Lynch, printed by Day & Son, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Roger Fenton
lithograph, published 12 February 1855
NPG D36590

Sir William Howard Russell, by James Henry Lynch, printed by  M & N Hanhart, published by  Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, and  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, and  Ernest Gambart & Co, and  Williams & Co, after  Roger Fenton - NPG D39943

Sir William Howard Russell

by James Henry Lynch, printed by M & N Hanhart, published by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, and Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, and Ernest Gambart & Co, and Williams & Co, after Roger Fenton
lithograph, published 22 October 1855
NPG D39943

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