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Record of historical events

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


Sevastopol from the North


Salted paper print | 20.8 x 29.6 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500686

Photograph of Sevastopol from the north. The buildings of the city can be seen beyond the harbour, and there are a number of boats partially submerged in the water. On the harbour wall to the left there are a number of cannons. The Siege of Sevastopol lasted eleven months, with the allied British, French and Turkish forces eventually capturing the city on the 8th September 1855. During the siege the Russians deliberately sunk their ships across the opening of the harbour, to prevent the superior allied naval forces from entering.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 20.8 x 29.6 cm (image) (image)

    31.7 x 37.6 cm (mount)

  • Sebastopol from the North. [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]
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
          • Atlantic Ocean
            • Black Sea
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural history
          • Neo-Classical architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
            • Churches
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Boats
            • Barges
            • Steam boats