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James Robertson (1813-88)

Sevastopol from the Redan 1855-1856

Salted paper print | 23.4 x 30.4 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500705

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Photograph of Sevastopol taken from the Redan. In the foreground is the edge of the Redan redoubt, the small wall to the right reinforced with wicker fencing. Logs, cannonballs and other debris litter the ground. Sevastopol and its harbour can be seen behind, the Russian military barracks at the forefront. The British made two unsuccessful attacks on the Redan fortification, a Russian stronghold, during the Siege of Sevastopol. The siege eventually ended on the 8th September 1855 when the French captured the nearby Malakoff redoubt, forcing the Russians to abandon the city.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 23.4 x 30.4 cm (image) (image)

    31.8 x 37.3 cm (mount)

  • Sebastopol from the Redan. [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]
              • The Redan [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
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
            • Churches