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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

The Cemetery, Redoubt des Anglais and Inkerman in the distance Apr 1855

Albumen print | 22.1 x 33.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2500526

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Photograph of the cemetery on Cathcart's Hill, with the Redoubt des Anglais and Inkerman visible in the distance. In the foreground there are a number of graves, each with a small headstone. A group of soldiers are gathered on the rocky ridge behind, all looking left. A camp can be seen on the hillside behind to the right. 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. Cathcart's Hill, the main cemetery for British soldiers killed during the war, was used as an observation point as from it commanders could view the progress of the siege.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Army-GB-Infantry-Scots Fusilier Guards (1832-1877)
    Thomas Leigh Goldie (d. 1854)
    Army-GB-Infantry-57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot (1782-1881)(m w 77th Foot)
    Colonel Charles Francis Seymour (1819-54)
    Strangways, Thomas Fox, Brigadier-General (d.1854)
    Army-GB-Artillery-Royal Artillery
  • 22.1 x 33.1 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Panoramic Series

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Cathcarts Hill [Sevastopol]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Town planning, landscapes and gardens
        • Cemeteries
    • People
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)