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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

View of Picquet House on Cathcart's Hill, from General Bosquet's Quarters 1855

Salted paper print | 14.5 x 26.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2500478

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Photograph of the Picquet house on Cathcart's Hill, from General Bosquet's quarters. Cathcart's Hill can be seen in the distance, with a small building on top of it. A large number of tents are spread out on the open ground in front of the hill. A group of soldiers carrying guns stand in front of the tents to the left. Cathcart's Hill, named after the grave of General Cathcart, was the main cemetery for British soldiers killed during the Crimean War. It was also used as an observation point as from it commanders could view the progress of the Siege of Sevastopol.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 14.5 x 26.0 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • View of Piquet House from Cathcart's hill

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Cathcarts Hill [Sevastopol]
                • Piquet House [Ukraine]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Gun Carriages
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)