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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Loch Katrine, Perthshire c. 1860

Albumen print | 7.5 x 6.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2320037

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Photograph of Loch Katrine in the Trossachs, Scotland. Leading diagonally from the foreground is a path that runs along the side of the loch. The path is bordered by a low stone wall on which is crouched a figure with their back to the viewer. Hills in the background. Tree branches frame the image in the immediate foreground.

Robert Roy McGregor (1671-1734), the famous Jacobite sympathiser, was born at the head of Lake Katrine. The loch provided the setting for Sir Walter Scott's poem The Lady of the Lake. Water from the loch is treated at the Milngavie Water Treatment Works which provides a source of clean water for the inhabitants of Glasgow. The works were officially opened by Queen Victoria in October 1859.

  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.5 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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Stirlingshire [Scotland]
              • Loch Katrine
            • Perthshire [Scotland]
      • Physiography
        • Lochs
        • Mountains