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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 | 17.1 x 20.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2600335

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Photograph of a view of the entrance to Melrose Abbey. There is a closed gate across the entrance. Above the entrance is the south transept with its large Gothic arched window. Flying buttresses can be seen on the right hand side and along the outside of the south aisle on the left hand side.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 17.1 x 20.9 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
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • The Borders [Scotland]
              • Melrose [Scotland]
                • Melrose Abbey [Scotland]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural design
          • Arches
            • Gothic arches
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
            • Cloisters