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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

After George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Part of Bonnington Falls on the Clyde 1883 after an 1860 original

Carbon print | 7.8 x 7.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2320219

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Photograph of a waterfall cascading over rocks on the right of the foreground. The water falling over the rocks meets the Clyde river that runs diagonally on the left from the foreground to the background. Trees border the river.

Bonnington Falls or Linn, are part of a collective of four waterfalls known as the Falls of Clyde. Together with the Bonnington Falls, these comprise Stonebyres Linn, Dundaff Linn and Corra Linn which is the largest of the four. The falls are a popular destination for tourists and have also attracted the attention of poets and writers over the years. This photograph is a carbon copy of the original albumen photograph. Carbon was a process that was less susceptible to fading, unlike an albumen print that is prone to discolouration over time. 
  • Creator(s)

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

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (photographer)

  • 7.8 x 7.5 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
            • Lanarkshire [Scotland]
              • Bonnington Falls [Lanarkshire]
              • Falls of Clyde [Lanarkshire]
      • Physiography
        • Rivers
          • Rivers of northern Europe
            • Rivers of Scotland
              • River Clyde
        • Waterfalls