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James Robertson (1813-88)

Cemetery 1855-1856

Salted paper print | 22.3 x 28.3 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500775

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Photograph of a British cemetery near Sevastopol. Gravestones, of different shapes and sizes, are arranged in rows with an obelisk memorial at the centre. Behind the graves there is a stone wall with a tall flagpole at the corner to the right. There are cracking marks on the photograph where the negative was damaged. Before they left the Crimea in 1856 the British created a number of cemeteries where regiments had camped during the Siege of Sevastopol.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

    Army-GB-Infantry-57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot (1782-1881)(m w 77th Foot)
    Army-GB-Infantry-38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot (1783-1881)
    Strangeways, Thomas Fox, Brig-Gen. (d.1854,Crimea)
    Army-GB-Artillery-Royal Regiment of Artillery
    Army-GB-Infantry-Rifle Brigade (1816-1862)
    Townsend, Samuel Philip, Major (d.1854, Crimea)
    Captain Anthony Oldfield (d. 1855)
    Capt Armine Dew (d 1854, Crimea)
    Captain Spencer Philip John Childers (1829-54)
    Captain Alexander Gordon (d. 1855)
    Snow, Edward Geary, Capt. (d.1855, Crimea)
    Luce, Edward, 1st Lt., Royal Artillery (d.1855)
    Walsham, Arthur, Lt. (d.1854, Crimea)
    Mitchell, Rodney Ashbrook, Lt. (d.1855, Crimea)
    G Yellon (d. 1855)
    Tryon, Henry, Lt. (d.1854, Crimea)
    Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Shadforth (d. 1855)
    Thomas Leigh Goldie (d. 1854)
    Major-General Sir John Campbell of Ava, 2nd Baronet (1807-55)
  • 22.3 x 28.3 cm (image) (image)

    31.7 x 37.4 cm (mount)

  • Cemetery [title on contents list]. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Town planning, landscapes and gardens
        • Cemeteries
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Funerary architecture