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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Loch of Park, Aberdeenshire (Evening) 1860

Albumen print | 7.4 x 6.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2320017

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Photograph taken at dusk of a rowing boat on the Loch of Park with two people inside in silhouette and set against hills in the background. Clouds are reflected in the surface of the water.

Wilson took a number of views of the Loch of Park during the summer of 1860, 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. The photograph was probably taken between September and October 1860, and released as a print the following year. The Loch of Park series won the admiration of reviewers and sealed his reputation as a professional photographer
  • 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
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
      • Physiography
        • Lochs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Boats
            • Rowing boats