Photographers Index

Robertson, James, b c 1813, photographer

Gender: Male
Active Dates: 1813 -
Active Area: Europe (continent)
Asia (continent)
Middle East (region (general))
Turkey (nation)
Marmara (region)
Istanbul (province)
Istanbul (inhabited place)
Ukraine (nation)
Krym (autonomous republic)
Crimea (region (general))
Sevastopol' (inhabited place)
Likenesses: None found.
Photographs: See list of photographs
Publications: None found.
Related Entries: Beato, Felix, fl 1852-1903, photographer
Robertson and Beato
James Robertson was born in circa 1813. As a gem engraver he exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1833 and 1840. He arrived in Constantinople (now Istanbul) between 1840 and 1850. He became superintendent of the Royal Mint. Robertson entered into a photographic partnership with Felix Beato in the 1850s, photographing throughout the Middle East. Robertson also photographed the Crimean Campaign.
Sources: Typescript copy of 'Index to Photographers'.

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