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James Robertson (1813-88)

The Malakoff Battery 1855

Salted paper print | 11.9 x 27.6 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500694

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Photograph of the Malakoff Battery. In the foreground there is a grassy hillside with a number of rocks. Sevastopol can faintly be seen in the valley behind. The French, led by Maréchal Pélissier, captured the Malakoff redoubt on the 8th September 1855. It had been one of the key Russian defences during the Siege of Sevastopol and its fall effectively ended the siege. The Russians abandoned the city that evening.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 11.9 x 27.6 cm (image) (image)

    31.7 x 35.9 cm (mount)

  • The Malakoff Battery. [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]
              • Malakoff redoubt [Sevastopol]
    • 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Fortifications
            • Batteries (artillery)
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Artillery