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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Glencoe Sep 1860Oct 1860

Albumen print | 7.2 x 7.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2320032

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Photograph of a view of mountains with the furthest peak in the background shrouded in mist. Sharply rising slopes, some with bare rock exposed, dominate the foreground.

Wilson's captures the differing tonal ranges in the textures of the hills that change from the foreground to the background in this print. This also helps to convey a sense of distance and enormity that would have appealed to the Victorian aesthetic. This is another example of Wilson's 'instantaneous' photographs where he was able to capture otherwise transient natural features like mist and fog. Wilson took a series of photographs of this view titled 'Glencoe-View from the study' during the autumn of 1860.

  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.2 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
            • The Highlands [Scotland]
              • Glencoe [Scotland]
      • Physiography
        • Mountains
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Meteorology
          • Mist
          • Fog