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Record of historical events

Victoria and Albert collected photographs that documented the political and military events that defined a period of global expansion


Near St George


Salted paper print | 21.6 x 29.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500752

Photograph of the rocky coastline near the St George Monastery. The photograph shows the Black Sea with the coastline curving round to the right. There is a large rock in the foreground to the right and a number of rocks at the head of the bay. The St George Monastery, built into a cliffside near Balaklava, was used as a convalescent hospital during the Crimean War.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 21.6 x 29.5 cm (image) (image)

    31.8 x 36.9 cm (mount)

  • Near St George. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • St George's Monastery [Sevastopol]
      • Black Sea
    • Geography
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs