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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Balmoral Castle from a seat on Craig Gowan Sep 1857

Albumen print | 28.3 x 36.6 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2160040

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Photograph of New Balmoral Castle in distant centre with trees in lower foreground and hills in background. View taken looking north from south onto Parliament Knowle. The square tower has the clock in place. There is an obscured building in lower foreground.

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)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 28.3 x 36.6 cm (page dimensions)

    20.4 x 24.8 cm (image)

  • Balmoral from seat on Craig Gowan, Sep 1857 [Album: Balmoral 1856-1861]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs
      • printed & manuscript material
        • books
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]
                • Craig Gowan House [Balmoral Estates]
              • Balmoral Castle [Aberdeenshire]