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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

Technological improvements enabled Prince Albert to collect photographs of places that were significant to him


Balmoral Castle from the South East

1883 after an c. 1859 original

Carbon print | 7.9 x 7.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2320227

Photograph of Balmoral Castle as viewed across an open area of lawn. The castle clock tower stands on the right, with trees in front. The main body of the castle occupies the centre of the photograph whilst on the left is the porte-cochere, partially obscured behind trees.

Due to the albumen processes susceptibility to deterioration over time, Queen Victoria commissioned the photographer, Jabez Hughes, to reproduce this photograph in carbon in 1883. This photograph is a carbon copy of the original albumen photograph. Carbon was a process that was less susceptible to fading, unlike an albumen print that is prone to discolouration over time. 
  • Creator(s)

    After George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (photographer)

  • 7.9 x 7.3 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

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland