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Robertson, J. & Beato, F. 
Panorama of Sebastopol from the Malakoff Tower, Crimea 
Albumen prints (3) 
8 1/4 x 34 ins (21 x 86 cm) 
Sotheby's - New York 
Sale: NO9640, Photographs, 5 April 2017, Lot: 41 
Catalogue note:
In March 1856, the wife of French history painter Jean-Charles Langlois wrote to her husband, 'For some days the photographs of Robertson have been in the stores. Yesterday I went to Giroux to see them; they are about 35 centimetres and three sheets of this size form what they call the panorama of Sebastopol. …. They are selling for ten francs each' (quoted in Luke Gartlan, 'James Robertson and Felice Beato in the Crimea: Recent Findings,' History of Photography, Spring 2005, Vol. 29, No. 1).
Panoramas of Crimea are scarce. Similar panoramas are in the collections of the National Army Museum in London and the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, from the album Souvenirs d'Orient, 1855-56. 

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