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


Theatre, Sevastopol


Salted paper print | 22.1 x 29.0 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500666

Photograph of a theatre in Sevastopol after the fall of the city. The theatre is on a street corner to the left and has a semi-circular arcade facade. The roof is badly damaged and there is rubble on the ground in front of it. On the other side of the street to the right there are more dilapidated buildings. After an eleven month siege the city of Sevastopol was captured by the allied British, French and Turkish forces on the 8th September 1855. The city had been badly damaged during the siege, and many of the grandest buildings lay in ruins.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 22.1 x 29.0 cm (image) (image)

    31.8 x 37.3 cm (mount)

  • Theatre, Sebastopol. [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]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural history
          • Neo-Classical architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Theatres