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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Glasgow Cathedral from the Necropolis c. 1859

Albumen print | 7.8 x 7.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2320232

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Photograph of Glasgow Cathedral taken from the south east. A large arch traverses the rail line in the bottom left corner partially obscured by trees. In the left of the background stands a building with an onion dome and a neo-classical façade. 

George Washington Wilson took a number of views of Glasgow Cathedral from this position on the Necropolis which was a principal cemetery located in Glasgow which opened in April 1833.  

  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.8 x 7.0 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
            • Lothian [Scotland]
              • Edinburgh [Scotland]
                • Glasgow Cathedral
            • Glasgow [Scotland]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Cathedrals
      • Town planning, landscapes and gardens
        • Cemeteries