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James Robertson (1813-88)

Magazine in the Malakoff 1855

Salted paper print | 19.7 x 30.7 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500692

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Photograph of the magazine in the Malakoff redoubt. In the foreground there is a series of trenches, their sides reinforced by wicker fences and sandbags. There is a flagpole and a small building on the low hill to the right. The French, led by Maréchal Pélissier, captured the Malakoff redoubt on the 8th September 1855. It had been one of the key Russian defences during the Siege of Sevastopol and its fall effectively ended the siege. The Russians abandoned the city that evening.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 19.7 x 30.7 cm (image) (image)

    31.7 x 37.8 cm (mount)

  • Magazine in the Malakoff. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Malakoff redoubt [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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Fortifications
            • Bastions