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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Mist on Craig Phinian, Glencoe Sep 1860Oct 1860

Albumen print | 7.8 x 6.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2320031

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Photograph of mist crowning the top of a mountain. A deep crevice runs vertically down the mountain side and a low stone wall also runs vertically halfway up the mountain side from the base.

Following on from his excursion into England in the Spring of 1860, Wilson photographed in Scotland during the autumn of that year, and continued to experiment with taking 'instantaneous' photographs that allowed him to capture transient features using shorter exposure times. His ability to photograph fog and mist as in this example, was part of this advancement in photographic technology that Wilson sought to exploit.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.8 x 6.7 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
            • The Highlands [Scotland]
              • Glencoe [Scotland]
      • Physiography
        • Mountains
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Meteorology
          • Mist