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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Wilson & Hay (active 1853-55)

New House. Balmoral. Spring 1854 1854

Albumen print | 15.6 x 21.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2140227

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Photograph showing the construction of the new Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire. Builder's tools and rubble are in front of the house with a wooden fence in the foreground of the photograph.

The partnership of George Washington Wilson and John Hay made three visits to Balmoral Castle in March, July and October of 1854 to photograph the construction of the new castle, the foundation stone for which was laid on the 23rd September 1853 and to photograph the old castle prior to its demolition in late 1854. 

  • Creator(s)

    Wilson & Hay (active 1853-55) (photographer)

  • 15.6 x 21.7 cm (image)

    33.9 x 46.1 cm (page dimensions)

    35.7 x 47.5 x 2.4 cm (album)

  • Commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Castle [Aberdeenshire]