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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Sevastopol from the Mortar Battery Apr 1855

Salted paper print | 18.2 x 34.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2500512

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Photograph of Sevastopol, taken from the mortar battery. There is open land in the foreground with the town and harbour behind and the sea beyond. The buildings of the town are visible. The Siege of Sevastopol was a major component of the Crimean War, lasting from October 1854 to September 1855. The troops engaged in the siege camped in the countryside surrounding the town.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 18.2 x 34.7 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Sebastopol from front of the Mortar Battery

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours
        • Military engineering
          • Fortifications
            • Batteries (artillery)
              • Mortar batteries
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)