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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Craigmillar Castle c. 1860

Albumen print | 7.1 x 6.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2320130

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Photograph of Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh. In the foreground, an area of open grassland leads to a stone wall with a tree in the centre. Behind the wall and partially obscured by the tree, stands a ruined tower at the apex of the castle walls.

The Preston Family built Craigmillar Castle during the late 14th century. It was altered during the 15th and 16th Centuries until it fell into ruin in the 18th century. It is now owned by Historic Scotland. This photograph was reproduced as a woodcut by James Cooper to illustrate the journal entries of Queen Victoria written during her residence at Balmoral and published under the title Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands  
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.1 x 6.7 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
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Lothian [Scotland]
              • Edinburgh [Scotland]
                • Craigmillar Castle [Edinburgh]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Castles