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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

Technological improvements enabled Prince Albert to collect photographs of places that were significant to him


Looking up Glencoe

c. 1860

Albumen print | 7.6 x 7.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2320186

Photograph of a view towards a high sided escarpment visible in the background, with a river in the foreground.

Glen Coe was formed during the Ice Age and is named after the River Coe which flows through it. George Washington Wilson took another photograph looking towards the same mountains that are in the background from further down the valley that features a waterfall in the foreground.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.6 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

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • The Highlands [Scotland]
              • Glencoe [Scotland]
      • Physiography
        • Mountains
          • Mountains of Great Britain
            • Mountains of Scotland
        • Rivers
          • Rivers of northern Europe
            • Rivers of Scotland
              • River Coe [Highlands, Scotland]