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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

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


'General view of the Lakes of Killarney'

c.1880 after an original of c.1860

Carbon print | 7.8 x 7.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2320111

Photograph of a view across the lakes of Killarney. There is a rocky outcrop in the foreground. A man lies on the rocks. He wears a dark colour suit and light colour hat. A lake extends from the middle ground into a larger lake in the background. A series of mountains are visible in the distant background.

A carbon copy is adhered on top of the original albumen print. Carbon prints are more stable compared to albumen prints, the latter prone to fading. Carbon copies were therefore created for posterity.

  • Creator(s)

    Attributed to Frederick Holland Mares (photographer)

    Attributed to James Simonton (photographer)

  • 7.8 x 7.3 cm (image)

    17.2 x 13.0 cm (mount)

  • From an album compiled by Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ireland
          • County Kerry [Ireland]
            • Killarney [County Kerry]
      • Physiography
        • Lakes