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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Loch of Park, Aberdeenshire 1859

Albumen print | 7.4 x 6.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2320016

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Photograph of a group of four figures within a rowing boat on the Loch of Park, Aberdeenshire. A child appears in silhouette in left side profile on the right of the boat with the figure alongside, leaning forward. The setting sun is reflected on the surface of the water and low lying hills in the background are in silhouette.

In this photograph, taken close to where the Wilson family holidayed at the Village of Park, George Washington Wilson took the unusual step, at the time, of photographing into the sun just as it was setting, which helped balance the exposure of both the sky and the foreground. He also used an iron developer that preserved details in shadow areas. He used members of his family as models in these photographs and photographed the loch itself against a low sun.

  • 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