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James Robertson (1813-88)

21 Gun Battery 1855-1856

Salted paper print | 22.4 x 28.2 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500710

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Photograph of a twenty-one gun battery in front of Sevastopol. To the left is a thick earth wall reinforced with wicker fencing. A group of soldiers are gathered beside it, one holding a spade. Trenches can be seen in the open land behind, and hills are visible in the distance. The Siege of Sevastopol lasted eleven months, with the allied British, French and Turkish forces eventually capturing the city on the 8th September 1855.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Army-GB-Artillery Regiments
  • 22.4 x 28.2 cm (image) (image)

    31.7 x 37.4 cm (mount)

  • 21 Gun Battery. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
                • Crimean campaign (Crimean War)
                  • Siege of Sevastopol, 1854-55 (Crimean War)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Military architecture
            • Forts
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Fortifications
            • Batteries (artillery)
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Cannons (weapons)