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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

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


Dugald Stewart's Monument, Edinburgh


Albumen print | 7.2 x 6.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2320128

Photograph of Dugald Stewart's monument on Calton Hill, overlooking the city of Edinburgh. In the middle ground to the right of the centre is the Walter Scott Monument and in the left of the background can be seen Edinburgh Castle.

Dugald Stewart (1753-1828) was a Scottish Philosopher who was a professor at the University of Edinburgh. The monument was commissioned by the Royal Society of Edinburgh to stand on Calton Hill and it was completed in 1831.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.2 x 6.9 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
            • Lothian [Scotland]
              • Edinburgh [Scotland]
                • Dugald Stewart's Monument [Edinburgh]
                • Dugald Stewart's Monument [Edinburgh]
                • Calton Hill [Edinburgh]
                • Edinburgh Castle [Edinburgh]
                • Walter Scott Monument [Edinburgh]