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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

[Dryburgh Abbey] c. 1859

Albumen print | 7.5 x 6.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2320046

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Photograph of Dryburgh Abbey in Roxburgh in the Scottish borders. The view includes a gothic arch with a view to a vaulted ceiling behind. A man stands on the right of centre in the middle ground. In the foreground stands a tree on the right and a carved pillar on the left. Foliage frames the view.

Dryburgh Abbey was founded in the 12th century and is the burial place of Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). Other photographs of this view that were distributed by Wilson were titled 'Dryburgh Abbey, Tomb of Sir Walter Scott' and are dated to 1859. These views were very successful commercially and were sold in great numbers, such was the continued interest in the writer who died in 1832. 
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.5 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
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • The Borders [Scotland]
              • Dryburgh Abbey [Roxburgh]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Abbeys
          • Christian church architecture
            • Churches