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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Cathcart's Hill, looking towards the Light Division and Inkerman Apr 1855

Albumen print | 26.8 x 35.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2500516

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Photograph taken on Cathcart's Hill, looking towards the Light Division camp and the town of Inkerman. On the hillside to the left there are a number of tents around a wooden hut. Two men stand to the right, facing each other from a distance. On the plateau behind there is a large military camp. This is one of a series of eleven photographs which create a panoramic picture of the Plateau of Sevastopol. The Siege of Sevastopol was a major component of the Crimean War, lasting from October 1854 to September 1855. Cathcart's Hill, the main cemetery for British soldiers killed during the war, was used as an observation point as from it commanders could view the progress of the siege.
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 26.8 x 35.9 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Panoramic Series

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Huts
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)