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James Robertson (1813-88)

Sevastopol before the last Bombardment 1855

Salted paper print | 16.0 x 28.8 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500687

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Photograph of Sevastopol before the final bombardment during the Siege of Sevastopol. In the foreground there are fields with a number of low stone walls. Behind is the Russian barracks and the harbour. There are a number of ships to the right of the harbour. The photograph has been masked at the skyline, with crack marks below where the original negative was used. 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)

  • 16.0 x 28.8 cm (image) (image)

    31.7 x 37.3 cm (mount)

  • Sebastopol before the last bombardment. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
          • Atlantic Ocean
            • Black Sea
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural history
          • Neo-Classical architecture
    • 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)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
            • Sailing ships
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours