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Victoria and Albert collected works documenting political and military events

James Robertson (1813-88)

Russian Fortress 1855-1856

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

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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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
          • Atlantic Ocean
            • Black Sea
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Military architecture