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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Abbotsford from the South East c. 1860

Albumen print | 7.6 x 7.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2320135

Photograph of Abbotsford House situated near Melrose, Scotland. A path leads down to the main house which is flanked by trees at the top of the path, on the right, is seated a man with his back to the viewer who wears a top hat.

Abbotsford was once the home of Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) who named it after the ford where the Abbots of Melrose Abbey used to traverse the River Tweed. The house was opened to the public in 1833 and a new visitor centre was opened on the estate in 2012.

  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    Great Britain
  • 7.6 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
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • The Borders [Scotland]
              • Abbotsford [Borders]
      • Physiography
        • Rivers
          • Rivers of northern Europe
            • Rivers of Scotland
              • Tweed, River [Borders region]