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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

View of Balaklava looking seaward, with ruined shed in the foreground Mar 1855

Albumen print | 20.9 x 26.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2500462

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Photograph of Balaklava looking seawards. In the foreground there is a ruined shed. In the harbour to the right there are a number of ships with tall masts. The ruins of a Genoese fortress can just be made out on the clifftop to the left. The town of Balaklava was the site of one of the major battles of the Crimean War, and its port and purpose built railway yard were of strategic significance throughout.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 20.9 x 26.3 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Balaklava looking seawards with ruined shed in foreground

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Sheds
          • Cottages
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
    • Places
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
          • Sea
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Balaklava [Sevastopol]
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)