Fenton created Pasha and Bayadere in 1858 as part of a series of photographs inspired by his recent expedition to photograph the Crimean War.
Pasha and Bayadere by Roger Fenton, 1858
© National Science and Media Museum
- Albumen silver print
- 42 x 38 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £49,000 ( Total: £108,506; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Frank Dillon (one of the sitters); by descent.
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