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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

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


Loch Katrine, Perthshire

c. 1862

Albumen print | 7.7 x 6.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2320206

Photograph of Loch Katrine, Scotland, with a rowing boat in the right foreground containing a man with his back to the viewer. A fern covered bank is on the right hand side and tree covered hills are in the background. 

Other versions of this photograph have been titled 'looking towards Roderick Dhu's Watchtower'. Roderick Dhu was one of the three main protagonists in Sir Walter Scott's poem The Lady of the Lake who tried to win the affections of Ellen Douglas. Scott immortalised Loch Katrine and the Trossachs in the Scottish Highlands by setting the poem in the area.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.7 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

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Stirlingshire [Scotland]
              • Loch Katrine
              • Stirling [Scotland]
                • Trossachs [Scotland]
      • Physiography
        • Mountains
        • Lochs
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Boats
            • Rowing boats