Sunday, September 7, 2014

Omar Pasha Latas

Omar Pasha by Roger Fenton, 1855.

Omar Pasha Latas (1806-1871) was the skillful leader of the Ottoman (Turkish) forces during the Crimean War. He was born in present day Croatia. In 1854 he defeated 40,000 Russians at Eupatoria in the Crimea.

Colonel Simmons & Omar Pacha 

Colonel Simmons was the Queen's Commissioner at the headquarters of the Ottoman Army.

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  1. I like Fenton’s use of light in the portrait.That’s a smart uniform; it would be rather nice to see it in colour.

  2. A wonderful portrait of Omar Pacha. Fenton was a great photographer.


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