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James Robertson (1813-88)

Hut of the Commander of the Redan 1855-1856

Salted paper print | 22.0 x 29.4 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500700

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Photograph of the hut of the Commander of the Redan after the fall of Sevastopol. The hut is made of stone with earth piled on top and a makeshift wooden porch. The walls to either side are reinforced with wicker fencing and sandbags. The ground in front of the hut is littered with cannonballs, wood and other debris and there are several large holes in the foreground. The British made two unsuccessful attacks on the Redan fortification, a Russian stronghold, during the Siege of Sevastopol. The siege eventually ended on the 8th September 1855 when the French captured the nearby Malakoff redoubt, forcing the Russians to abandon the city.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 22.0 x 29.4 cm (image) (image)

    31.4 x 37.5 cm (mount)

  • Hut of Commander of the Redan. [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]
              • The Redan [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
        • Secular architecture
          • Military architecture
            • Forts