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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

French left attack, Kamiesch in the distance - tents of Sir John Campbell in the foreground Apr 1855

Albumen print | 24.6 x 34.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2500523

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Photograph taken on the Plateau of Sevastopol showing the French left attack and Kamiesch in the distance. In the foreground to the right are the tents of Sir John Campbell. At the centre of the group of tents there is a small stone hut and a man lies on the ground to the left. 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. The troops engaged in the siege camped in the countryside surrounding the town.
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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 24.6 x 34.9 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Panoramic Series

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Physiography
        • Plains
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)