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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


Russian Fortress


Salted paper print | 24.2 x 29.8 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500761

Photograph of the Russian fortress at Sevastopol. In the foreground there is a small pier to the right and machinery and other debris on the shore to the left. Across the water there are five large buildings in a row, with hills behind. The dock shears can be seen to the right of the buildings. The Siege of Sevastopol lasted eleven months, with the allied British, French and Turkish forces eventually capturing the city on the 8th September 1855.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 24.2 x 29.8 cm (image) (image)

    31.8 x 37.4 cm (mount)

  • Russian fortress. [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]
      • Black Sea
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Military architecture
    • Geography
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs