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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Loch-na-gar, Balmoral c. 1860

Albumen print | 8.0 x 7.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2320221

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Photograph of a man seated on a boulder in right side profile overlooking a loch set within a corrie with scree covered steep slopes in the background.

Lochnagar is also know as Beinn Chiochan and is a mountain in the Grampians of Scotland located within the Balmoral estate. The writings of Sir Walter Scott attracted visitors from England, eager to see the places mentioned in his novels. Wilson's friend George Walker, who accompanied him on many of his photographic excursions, recalls how on entering the Highlands during one such trip, Lochnagar came into view 'which we were gravely informed by an English traveller, was mentioned by Sir Walter Scott or somebody.'
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 8.0 x 7.2 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
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Lochnagar [Scotland]
      • Physiography
        • Mountains
        • Lochs
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Rocks