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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Sevastopol from the front of Cathcart's Hill 1855

Albumen print | 21.8 x 34.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2500531

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Photograph of Sevastopol taken from the front of Cathcart's Hill. In the foreground there is a small camp to the left and three men standing together to the right. The town and harbour of Sevastopol can just be seen in the distance. Cathcart's Hill, named after the grave of General Cathcart, was the main cemetery for British soldiers killed during the Crimean War. It was also used as an observation point as from it commanders could view the progress of the Siege of Sevastopol.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 21.8 x 34.8 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Sebastopol from Cathcarts Hill

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Cathcarts Hill [Sevastopol]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)