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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Cemetery on Cathcart's Hill - officers on the lookout 1855

Salted paper print | 24.7 x 34.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2500536

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Photograph of soldiers on the lookout from the cemetery on Cathcart's Hill. A group of soldiers are gathered to the right, with one bending down to look through a telescope. The ground is covered in rocks and there are two graves in the foreground to the right. Hills can be seen in the distance. Cathcart's Hill, named after the grave of General Cathcart, was the main cemetery for British soldiers killed during the Crimean War. It was also used as an observation point as from it commanders could view the progress of the Siege of Sevastopol.
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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Army Officers
  • 24.7 x 34.7 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Cemetery Cathcarts hill General Officers looking towards Sebastopol

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Cathcarts Hill [Sevastopol]
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
          • Atlantic Ocean
            • Black Sea
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Town planning, landscapes and gardens
        • Cemeteries
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Precision mechanisms & instruments
          • Telescopes
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)