Albumen print from a collodion negative by Roger Fenton: Pasha and Bayadere, 1858.
An albumen print photograph entitled 'Pasha and Bayadere' taken by Roger Fenton in 1858.
The photograph shows a dancing girl performing for the enjoyment of the Pasha, as a musician plays a stringed instrument beside her. Although Fenton had visited Constantinople (Istanbul) en route to the Crimea, this photograph is actually a staged tableau photographed in Fenton's London studio.
Fenton himself played the Pasha, the musician is played by the English landscape painter Frank Dillon (1823-1909).
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