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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Loch of Park, Aberdeenshire (Pike Fishing) c.1880 after an c. 1860 original

Carbon print | 7.5 x 7.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2320019

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Photograph of two men, one of whom stands on the right hand side and holding a long fishing rod, inside a small boat on Loch of Park. The man seated on the left wears a waistcoat and is looking down. In the background are hills. In the foreground, the light is reflected on the surface of the water.

Wilson used members of his family as models in the Loch of Park series which won the admiration of reviewers and sealed his reputation as a professional photographer. This photograph was probably taken by Wilson between September and October 1860 and released as a print the following year. By using a developer that yielded shadow details and by waiting until sunset to take the picture, Wilson successfully managed to balance the exposure of both the sky and foreground. Due to the instability of the albumen process, this photograph was copied into carbon in later years to ensure the print's longevity.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.5 x 7.1 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
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
      • Physiography
        • Lochs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Boats
            • Rowing boats
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Sports
        • Water sports
          • Fishing
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Fish
            • Pike (fish)