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


The Ravine with the Battery of the Redan


Salted paper print | 21.0 x 27.4 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500703

Photograph of a ravine and the battery in front of the Redan after the fall of Sevastopol. In the foreground there is a grassy hill with a track running across it. The ravine can be seen behind. The British made two unsuccessful attacks on the Redan fortification, a Russian stronghold, during the Siege of Sevastopol. The siege eventually ended on the 8th September 1855 when the French captured the nearby Malakoff redoubt, forcing the Russians to abandon the city.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 21.0 x 27.4 cm (image) (image)

    31.6 x 36.4 cm (mount)

  • The Ravine with the Battery of the Redan. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • The Redan [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
        • Military architecture
          • Forts
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs