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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 7.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2320216

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Photograph of Birkhall house from a hillside covered in trees. A low stone wall can be seen running horizontally through the foreground, partially obscured by trees. Hills in the background. 

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 7.3 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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Ballater [Aberdeenshire]
                • Birkhall [Ballater]
              • Glen Muick [Aberdeenshire]
      • Physiography
        • Rivers