Pasha and Bayadere by Roger Fenton

Fenton created Pasha and Bayadere in 1858 as part of a series of photographs inspired by his recent expedition to photograph the Crimean War.

Details

Medium:
Albumen silver print Dimensions: 42 x 38cm
Art Fund grant:
£49,000 ( Total: £108,506; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
2010
Vendor:
Descendants of Frank Dillon

It is an important and beautiful expression of an orientalist theme in British art of the nineteenth century and reflects the Victorian fascination with the 'exotic' east. Fenton himself appears as the 'Pasha' and the musician is the English landscape painter, Frank Dillon, who originally owned the print.

Provenance

Frank Dillon (one of the sitters); by descent.

Venue details

National Media Museum Bradford West Yorkshire BD1 1NQ 0844 856 3797 www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free entry to all
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