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Galerie historique du règne de Napoléon III: Sébastopol by Léon Méhédin, 1855

MS. 23051 photogr. 5

Photographically-illustrated book comprised of albumen paper prints by Léon-Eugène Méhédin. The images show views of Sebastopol and the surrounding areas.


  • Creation: 1855


1 item

Language of Materials

  • French

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MS. 23051 photogr. 5

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 02:7102; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 355

Biographical / Historical

Léon Eugène Méhédin was an artist, architect, archaeologist, and fervent Bonapartist. He was sent to photograph Crimea in November 1855, by order of Napoleon III, along with the painter Jean-Charles Langlois.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Robert Hershkowitz UK, 28/10/2002

Physical Facet

Albumen paper prints from a wet-plate negative

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom