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


Russian Tomb in Sevastopol


Salted paper print | 29.2 x 24.6 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500659

Photograph of a large ornate Russian tomb in Sevastopol. The tall stone block is carved with Russian text, the date 1834 and sword, wreath and axe motifs. It is topped by a sculpture of a classical ship on a smaller stone block with pictorial reliefs and stone axes. The tomb is surrounded by a railing, with an anchor design at the corners. There is open land behind it.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 29.2 x 24.6 cm (image) (image)

    27.4 x 31.5 cm (mount)

  • Tomb in Sebastopol. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Funerary architecture
            • Tombs
    • 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)