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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

After George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

On the Thames at Greenwich. Arrival of the boat 1883 after an original of 1860

Re-printed in carbon from an original albumen print | 7.8 x 7.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2320190

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Photograph of the riverside at Greenwich in London, with passengers embarking a steam boat, the funnel of which can be seen on the right side with the figure of a man standing on the top of the boat, silhouetted against the sky. The masts of a ship on the water can be seen on the right with the docks in the background. 

This photograph is a later carbon copy which is a process that is less susceptible to light damage, unlike the original albumen photograph that was prone to fading over time.
  • Creator(s)

    After George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Great Britain
  • 7.8 x 7.0 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
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • Greenwich [London]
      • Physiography
        • Rivers
          • Rivers of northern Europe
            • Rivers of southern England and south Wales
              • River Thames
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Boats
            • Steam boats
            • Ferryboats
          • Ships
            • Sailing ships