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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

After George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Peterborough Castle - the choir 1883 after an c. 1861 original

Carbon print | 7.8 x 7.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2320240

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Photograph of the interior of Peterborough Cathedral taken from inside the choir and looking towards the nave. In the foreground are the choir stalls and in the background, beneath a pointed arch, is the organ above the choir screen. Romanesque arches on the right.

Peterborough Cathedral was constructed between 1118 and 1237. It is typical of the Romanesque and Early English Gothic style of ecclesiastical architecture. The Cathedral organ seen in this photograph was replaced during the 1890's. 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)

    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
            • Cambridgeshire [England]
              • Peterborough [Cambridgeshire]
                • Peterborough Cathedral
            • East Anglia [England]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Cathedrals
          • Christian church architecture