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James Robertson (1813-88)

Church of St Peter and St Paul 1855-1856

Salted paper print | 23.2 x 30.7 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500660

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Photograph of the church of St Peter and St Paul in Sevastopol. The church is in the Russian classical style with doric columns and a low roof with a small pediment. The upper half of a column at the front of the church is missing. The church is surrounded by trees and a low stone balustrade. There are several wooden carts by the entrance to the church with a horse standing beside them to the right, blurred slightly through movement.

The church was badly damaged during the Siege of Sevastopol, and many of its statues were moved to the chapel of the French embassy in Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul).
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 23.2 x 30.7 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 37.0 cm (mount)

  • Church of Sts. Peter & Paul. [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]
              • St Peter & St Paul Cathedral [Sevastopol]
    • 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
        • Architectural history
          • Neo-Classical architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
            • Churches