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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Sevastopol, with the Redan, Malakoff, and Mamelon; Colonel Shadforth seated in the foreground Apr 1855

Albumen print | 24.1 x 35.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2500524

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Photograph taken on the Plateau of Sevastopol, showing the Reden, Malakoff and Mamelon in the distance. In the foreground there is a hillside strewn with rocks, with Colonel Shadforth seated on a rock to the left with his legs crossed. Another man stands on the hillside behind him. This is one of a series of eleven photographs which create a panoramic picture of the Plateau of Sevastopol. 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.
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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Shadforth (d. 1855)
  • 24.1 x 35.0 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

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