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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Birkhall, the Highland residence of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales c. 1860

Albumen print | 7.8 x 7.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2320215

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Photograph of Birkhall house taken from a wooded hillside. The River Muick flows from the centre left to the lower right of the photograph.

Prince Albert acquired Birkhall that was originally built in 1715 on the Balmoral estate, to give to his eldest son, Prince Albert Edward who later became King Edward VII. In subsequent years it was used by the Duke and Duchess of York as a holiday home. Charles, Prince of Wales is the current owner.  
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.8 x 7.1 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
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Ballater [Aberdeenshire]
                • Birkhall [Ballater]
              • Glen Muick [Aberdeenshire]
      • Physiography
        • Rivers