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George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

A view near Castleton of Braemar Sep 1857

Albumen print | 19.7 x 24.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2160046

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Photograph of a river running over boulders towards a series of cottages and out buildings in Castleton of Braemar. In the distance are large hills.

In 1857 Wilson was producing work that was of a larger size to those photographs that he had taken the previous year. There is a possibility that Wilson was influenced by Roger Fenton who was producing views of the same region but in a larger size in 1856; however, by September of 1857, Wilson was keen to utilise his artistic eye and skills of composition to produce these striking images of the Scottish landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    Great Britain
  • 19.7 x 24.5 cm (image)

    28.3 x 36.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • A View near Castleton of Braemar, 1857 [Album: Balmoral 1856-1861]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Castleton of Braemer [Aberdeenshire]
              • Braemar [Aberdeenshire]
              • Braemar Valley
      • Physiography
        • Streams