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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Loch of Park, Aberdeenshire (Twilight) 1859

Albumen print | 7.4 x 6.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2320018

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Photograph of a rowing boat on the Loch of Park in Aberdeenshire. The figures inside the boat are in silhouette and barely distinguishable in the twilight. Hills in the background and reeds break the surface of the water in the foreground.

The Loch of Park series of photographs won the admiration of reviewers and sealed Wilson's reputation as a professional photographer. Wilson took the views of the Loch close to where he and his family holidayed in the village of Park. By using a developer that yielded shadow details and waiting until sunset to take the picture, Wilson managed to successfully balance the exposure of both the sky and foreground.

  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.4 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
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
      • Physiography
        • Lochs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Boats
            • Rowing boats