5 October 1999
ROGER FENTON (1819-1869)
The Valley of the Shadow of Death (1855)
Salted paper print. 1856. Printed artist, publisher credit and title on the mount.
10.3/8 x 13in. (26.3 x 35cm.)
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See: Hannavy, Roger Fenton of Crimble Hall, pl. 16 and p. 178; Arno Press, Roger Fenton: Photographer of the Crimean War, pl. 51.
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