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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

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


Cottage in the woods of Rothiemurcus

c. 1860

Albumen print | 7.7 x 7.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2320161

Photograph of small house with sloping roof and clad in ivy, nestled amongst coniferous trees. A white picket fence stands outside the cottage and a second fence borders a river that flows horizontally in the foreground. A woman who is bent double as she scoops water into a metal bucket and with a dog stands at the water's edge.

Rothiemurcus Forest is situated in the Scottish Highlands and forms part of the Rothiemurcus estate that was owned by the Grant Family.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.7 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

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • The Highlands [Scotland]
              • Inverness-shire
                • Rothiemurcus [Inverness-shire]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Cottages
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Dogs