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James Robertson (1813-88)

Sevastopol from the Malakoff No. 1 1855

Salted paper print | 22.9 x 30.4 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500695

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Photograph of Sevastopol taken from the Malakoff redoubt. On the hillside in the foreground there are a number of ruined stone buildings with piles of rubble surrounding them. Behind are the buildings of Sevastopol with the Russian military barracks at the forefront. In the distance is the sea, with ships just visible. The French, led by Maréchal Pélissier, captured the Malakoff redoubt on the 8th September 1855. It had been one of the key Russian defences during the Siege of Sevastopol and its fall effectively ended the siege. The Russians abandoned the city that evening.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 22.9 x 30.4 cm (image) (image)

    31.7 x 37.3 cm (mount)

  • Sebastopol from the Malakoff No.1. [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]
              • Malakoff redoubt [Sevastopol]
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
          • Atlantic Ocean
            • Black Sea
    • 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)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Military architecture
            • Forts