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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

A "Bit" in the Trossachs c. 1859

Albumen print | 7.7 x 7.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2320208

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Photograph of a rocky stream passing through dense undergrowth with ferns growing amongst the boulders.

This photograph, comprising one half of a stereoscopic photograph, shows ferns at the centre of the composition. George Walker who accompanied Wilson on his early photographic tours, observed and collected ferns and along with photographic equipment took a 'vasculum or two intended for ferns.' The view may have  been inspired by Walker's botanical observations. The Trossachs, in the Stirling area of Scotland, have appealed as an area where people spend their holidays. These include Queen Victoria, the art critic John Ruskin (1819-1900) and the painter John Everett Millais (1829-96). 
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.7 x 7.0 cm (image)

    17.2 x 13.0 cm (mount)

  • From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Albert, Prince Consort between 1860 and 1861

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Stirlingshire [Scotland]
              • Stirling [Scotland]
                • Trossachs [Scotland]
      • Physiography
        • Mountains
        • Streams
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees
          • Flowerless plants
            • Spore plants
              • Ferns