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Victoria and Albert collected photographs that documented the political and military events that defined a period of global expansion


Sevastopol from the Left Attack


Salted paper print | 22.0 x 30.8 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500681

Photograph of Sevastopol taken from the left point of attack. There is open land in the foreground with the town and harbour visible behind. Most of the buildings are badly damaged and partially submerged ships can just be made out in the water. Fort St Nicholas can be seen to the right of the harbour. 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 buildings lay in ruins.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 22.0 x 30.8 cm (image) (image)

    31.8 x 37.2 cm (mount)

  • Sebastopol from left attack. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
      • Black Sea
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Military architecture
          • Forts
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours
    • Geography
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs