'The Valley of the Shadow of Death', 1855.

Fenton, Roger

'The Valley of the Shadow of Death', 1855.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


Photograph by Roger Fenton (1819-1869) of cannon-balls in the aftermath of battle. The title is taken from the Twenty-third Psalm of the Bible which begins 'The Lord is my shepherd'. British poet Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) evoked the theme in his poem 'Charge of the Light Brigade', with the line: 'Into the valley of Death rode the six hundred'. Albumen print, dimensions 27.2 x 36.3cm

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