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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77)

Melrose Abbey 1844

Salted paper print | 9.8 x 8.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2600349

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Photograph showing the entranceway to Melrose Abbey south transept. The entrance is close by a wooden gate. The portal consists of a pointed arch ornated by archivolts and, above, carved figures of saints in niches. The base of a large window can be seen above it.
  • Creator(s)

    William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77) (photographer)

  • 9.8 x 8.2 cm (image)

    30.6 x 23.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Melrose Abbey [Sun Pictures In Scotland]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

    'Sun Pictures in Scotland' was available via subscription. In the list of subscribers, Queen Victoria is the first name listed.

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • The Borders [Scotland]
              • Melrose [Scotland]
                • Melrose Abbey [Scotland]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural design
          • Buttresses
          • Arches
            • Gothic arches