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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 | 16.2 x 20.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2600336

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Photograph showing the ruins of Melrose Abbey. The view depicts the exterior of the south aisle and nave, comprising of five large arched windows with individual design carvings. An iron fence separate the Abbey from the burial ground. Some headstones are visible in the foreground
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 16.2 x 20.3 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
          • Arches
            • Gothic arches