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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

After George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

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

Re-printed in carbon from an original albumen print | 7.7 x 7.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2320192

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Photograph of the river side at Greenwich with the River Thames on the right. A steam boat departs, carrying passengers. People either walk or sit on the side of the river, including two people in the foreground holding parasols. In the background can be seen a large sailing ship and numerous other ship masts in the distance.

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
  • 7.7 x 7.3 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)
          • Ships
            • Sailing ships
          • Boats
            • Steam boats
            • Ferryboats