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James Robertson (1813-88)

Sevastopol from the hut of the Russian General 1855-1856

Salted paper print | 22.4 x 30.2 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500684

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Photograph of Sevastopol taken from the former hut of a Russian General. The ruined remains of the Russian military barracks can be seen in the middle distance, with the harbour behind. In the foreground there is rough rocky ground. The Siege of Sevastopol lasted eleven months, with the allied British, French and Turkish forces eventually capturing the city on the 8th September 1855. The city was badly damaged during the siege, and many of the buildings were left in ruins. In order to prevent the restoration of Sevastopol as a Russian stronghold the allied forces destroyed the docks and a number of strategically important buildings in early 1856.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 22.4 x 30.2 cm (image) (image)

    31.6 x 37.2 cm (mount)

  • Sebastopol, the hut of the Russian general. [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
    • 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
        • Architectural history
          • Neo-Classical architecture