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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

John Grant (1810-79), Head Keeper [at Balmoral] 1860

Albumen print | 19.4 x 15.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2160089

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Photograph of a full length portrait of John Grant (1810-79), Head Keeper, seated, facing three-quarters to the right. He poses with his legs crossed and his right hand resting on his leg. He wears a cap, tweed jacket, wool trousers and a pouch on a strap across his body.

This portrait of John Grant was reproduced as a woodcut in the illustrated edition of 'Leaves from the Journal of our Life in the Highlands' that featured Queen Victoria's journal entries, written during her time in Scotland.
  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s) (photographer)

    John Grant (1810-79)
  • 19.4 x 15.0 cm (image)

    28.3 x 36.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]