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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Attributed to George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Allt-na-Giubhsach House, Balmoral estate c. 1866

Albumen print | 11.3 x 17.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2140236

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Photograph showing two cottages, Allt-na-Giubhsach House in the estate of Balmoral Castle that are situated close to Loch Muick on the Balmoral estate. 

Allt-na-Guibsaich was used by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a private lodge where they could escape the conventions of court life at Balmoral. Originally comprising a single cottage with a sod covered roof constructed for a deer watcher, Allt-na-Guibsaich was affectionately described by Queen Victoria as 'The Hut'. In 1849, a second building was constructed that can be seen on the left. Following Albert's death in 1861, the Queen decided to discontinue use of the cottage and built Glass-Allt-Shiel on the banks of Loch Muick in 1868. This photograph was included in George Wilson Washington's book Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery, published in 1866.
  • Creator(s)

    Attributed to George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 11.3 x 17.0 cm (image)

    33.9 x 46.1 cm (page dimensions)

    35.7 x 47.5 x 2.4 cm (album)

  • Windsor Castle Etc

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Cottages
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Grasses
            • Grass
    • Places
      • Physiography
        • Hills