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Valleys of the Shadow of Death

On the Royal Collection Trust’s website concerning Robertson/Beato's Crimean War image entitled The Valley of the Shadow of Death (https://www.rct.uk/the-valley-of-the-shadow-of-death) (see right), there is the following description: -Neither Robertson’s photograph nor Simpson’s lithograph show the same…See More
Oct 23
Patrick Montgomery left a comment for David Robert Jones
"Thanks, David. Here is a link to my Crimean War related photographs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/photohistorytimeline/albums/72157630938077174 Please let me know if you see any incorrect information. You can emal me directly at…"
Oct 10
David Robert Jones commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Church of St Peter and St Paul in Sevastopol
"Mike Hinton, a Crimean War specialist, has pointed out to me that the damage to the church of St Peter and St Paul in Sevastopol may have been caused by Russian fire from the north shore of the roadstead after the occupation of the city by the…"
Oct 9
Glenn Warner commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Church of St Peter and St Paul in Sevastopol
"Excellent work. I've know that challenge having been doing the same with the Arras cathedral."
Oct 7
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‘Trenches before the Redan’ by Robertson/Beato

As a follow-on from yesterday’s post, blog readers may be interested in another James Robertson/Felice Beato (see Beato’s…See More
Oct 7
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Robertson/Beato’s Crimean War photograph entitled '8 Gun Battery'

One of James Robertson (see portrait right)/Felice Beato’s Crimean War images that has fascinated me is entitled 8 Gun Battery (see below). The description accompanying this photograph on the Royal Collection Trust (RTC) website states:Photograph of an eight gun battery in front of Sevastopol. A wall created from earth and sandbags runs the breadth of the middle ground.…See More
Oct 6
David Robert Jones commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Church of St Peter and St Paul in Sevastopol
"Knowing that William Simpson, the Crimean War artist, had painted a watercolour of the Church of St Peter and St Paul without its roof, I looked up the entry in his book with George Brackenbury entitled The Seat of the War in the East, from…"
Oct 2
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Oct 2
David Robert Jones commented on Wouter Lambrechts's blog post Information request: What uniform?
"I googled Captain W.H. Barten and found the website https://bazarnadar.bigcartel.com/product/anonymous-an-albumen-print-of-captain-barten-ca-1855. By clicking on the signature on the webpage the letters RE are seen after his name which…"
Sep 13
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Did Roger Fenton pose as a French Officer in one of his Crimean Group Portraits?

This is my third recent post that concerns Roger Fenton and his Crimean War connections. In the first, I showed images of…See More
Aug 16
David Robert Jones commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Did Roger Fenton pose as a French Officer in one of his Crimean Group Portraits?
"The photograph, which I believe shows Fenton in a group portrait, is entitled General de Cissey, Henry, Lourde and the artist Protais, with soldiers of General Bosquet's Division by the Royal Collection Trust (RCT). I assume that the…"
Aug 15
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Michael Pritchard commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Roger Fenton’s Second Photographic Van
"There is a second copy of this image which carries more annotations and attributes the image to Roger Fenton. "
Aug 11
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Aug 9
David Robert Jones commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Was Roger Fenton in a James Robertson/Felice Beato Photograph taken outside British Army Headquarters in the Crimea?
"I thank Peter for his comments. I would like to add that the person near the tripod has the name 'Arthur Ponsonby ADC' written underneath him at the bottom of the Head Quarters photograph held by the National Army Museum. The…"
Jul 5
Peter Hill commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Was Roger Fenton in a James Robertson/Felice Beato Photograph taken outside British Army Headquarters in the Crimea?
"I agree the tree evidence is important, I will only note three things. One, the gentleman standing next to the tripod has a similar build and beard to Fenton, and Fenton did take portraits of officers either standing or mounted right outside the…"
Jul 5

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Valleys of the Shadow of Death Today

As a follow-on to my last post, members might be interested in seeing how the two different 'Valleys of the Shadow of Death', one taken by Roger Fenton in April 1855 and the other by James Robertson/Felice Beato later in the same year, look today (at least in 2012 when I last visited the Crimea!).

The first colour photograph below shows the site where…

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Posted on October 26, 2019 at 2:50

Valleys of the Shadow of Death

On the Royal Collection Trust’s website concerning Robertson/Beato's Crimean War image entitled The Valley of the Shadow of Death (https://www.rct.uk/the-valley-of-the-shadow-of-death) (see right), there is the following description: -

Neither Robertson’s…

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Posted on October 23, 2019 at 3:30

‘Trenches before the Redan’ by Robertson/Beato

As a follow-on from yesterday’s post, blog readers may be interested in another James Robertson/Felice Beato…

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Posted on October 7, 2019 at 11:48

Robertson/Beato’s Crimean War photograph entitled '8 Gun Battery'

One of James Robertson (see portrait right)/Felice Beato’s Crimean War images that has fascinated me is entitled 8 Gun Battery (see below). The description accompanying this photograph on the Royal Collection Trust (RTC) website states:

Photograph of an eight gun battery in front of Sevastopol. A wall created from earth and sandbags runs…

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Posted on October 6, 2019 at 6:00

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At 13:54 on October 10, 2019, Patrick Montgomery said…

Thanks, David. Here is a link to my Crimean War related photographs:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/photohistorytimeline/albums/72157630938077174

Please let me know if you see any incorrect information. You can emal me directly at pmontgomery@hamptons.com

 
 
 

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