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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Ben Nevis and the entrance to the Caledoninan Canal at Corpach, Loch Eil, Inverness-shire c. 1880 after an 1860 original

Carbon print | 7.2 x 7.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2320026

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Photograph of Ben Nevis as viewed across Loch Eil in Inverness-shire. On the left is a man holding a long fishing rod and in the background is a jetty on which is a tall wooden building.

Located in the Grampian mountains, Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the United Kingdom stands at 1345 metres high. This photograph is a later carbon copy which is a process that is less susceptible to light damage, unlike the original albumen photograph which was prone to fading over time.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.2 x 7.2 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
      • Physiography
        • Mountains
          • Mountains of Great Britain
            • Mountains of Scotland
              • Grampians [Scotland]
                • Ben Nevis [Scotland]
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • The Highlands [Scotland]
              • Corpach [Highlands]
              • Inverness-shire
                • Lochaber [Inverness-shire]
                  • Loch Eil [Inverness-shire]