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David Robert Jones commented on Wouter Lambrechts's blog post Information request: What uniform?
"I googled Captain W.H. Barten and found the website https://bazarnadar.bigcartel.com/product/anonymous-an-albumen-print-of-captain-barten-ca-1855. By clicking on the signature on the webpage the letters RE are seen after his name which…"
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Did Roger Fenton pose as a French Officer in one of his Crimean Group Portraits?

This is my third recent post that concerns Roger Fenton and his Crimean War connections. In the first, I showed images of…See More
Aug 16
David Robert Jones commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Did Roger Fenton pose as a French Officer in one of his Crimean Group Portraits?
"The photograph, which I believe shows Fenton in a group portrait, is entitled General de Cissey, Henry, Lourde and the artist Protais, with soldiers of General Bosquet's Division by the Royal Collection Trust (RCT). I assume that the…"
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Michael Pritchard commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Roger Fenton’s Second Photographic Van
"There is a second copy of this image which carries more annotations and attributes the image to Roger Fenton. "
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Aug 9
David Robert Jones commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Was Roger Fenton in a James Robertson/Felice Beato Photograph taken outside British Army Headquarters in the Crimea?
"I thank Peter for his comments. I would like to add that the person near the tripod has the name 'Arthur Ponsonby ADC' written underneath him at the bottom of the Head Quarters photograph held by the National Army Museum. The…"
Jul 5
Peter Hill commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Was Roger Fenton in a James Robertson/Felice Beato Photograph taken outside British Army Headquarters in the Crimea?
"I agree the tree evidence is important, I will only note three things. One, the gentleman standing next to the tripod has a similar build and beard to Fenton, and Fenton did take portraits of officers either standing or mounted right outside the…"
Jul 5
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Was Roger Fenton in a James Robertson/Felice Beato Photograph taken outside British Army Headquarters in the Crimea?

A photograph taken by James Robertson or his assistant Felice Beato entitled Head Quarters shows the British Army…See More
Jul 1
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Allied Camp before Sevastopol (1855) - Roger Fenton

Three of Roger Fenton's images taken during the Crimean War have been merged using Adobe Photoshop to form a panorama not seen before. The view is roughly southeast from the slopes of Cathcart's Hill. Published by David R Jones in 'The…
Jun 9
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Correct date of Roger Fenton’s 'Council of War' photograph

One of Roger Fenton’s (right) more popular images from the Crimean War is entitled Council of War held at Lord Raglan’s Head Quarters the Morning of the successful Attack on the Mamelon, Portraits of Lord Raglan, Maréchal Pélissier, and Omar Pacha (below). It was originally shown under this title at an exhibition of Fenton’s Crimean pictures held in Pall Mall in London in…See More
Jun 6

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Did Roger Fenton pose as a French Officer in one of his Crimean Group Portraits?

This is my third recent post that concerns Roger Fenton and his Crimean War connections. In the first, I showed…

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Posted on August 11, 2019 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Roger Fenton’s Second Photographic Van

Further to my last post to the blog, I would like to add that Roger Fenton sold the photographic van he took with him to the Crimea in 1855 for £35 just before he left Balaklava to return home. However, he commissioned another when he got back to England and in the summer of 1856 set off with it to photograph landscapes in Scotland.

This new van was…

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Posted on August 11, 2019 at 7:39 — 1 Comment

Roger Fenton’s Photographic Van discovered in more of his Crimean War Images

Many of us will be familiar with Roger Fenton’s much reproduced photograph of his photographic van, which features Marcus Sparling, his chief assistant the Crimea, sitting on the box seat (see right). The left side of the van also appears in Fenton’s group portrait of cavalry personnel in the image entitled Cooking House,…

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Posted on August 8, 2019 at 8:30

Was Roger Fenton in a James Robertson/Felice Beato Photograph taken outside British Army Headquarters in the Crimea?

A photograph taken by James Robertson or his assistant Felice Beato entitled Head…

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Posted on July 1, 2019 at 5:30 — 2 Comments

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