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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield (1820-94)

Rock scenery 1854

Albumen print | 15.7 x 20.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2510481

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Photograph of the detail of a rock face with snow and ice visible on the rocks. Captain Edward Inglefield was a talented photographer and in 1854, produced this startling, abstract composition of rocks by filling the frame of the camera. It is the most photographic of his compositions, as he moves away from the existing picturesque aesthetic of the time into a vision of the landscape that emerged entirely from the camera.
  • Creator(s)

    Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield (1820-94) (photographer)

  • 15.7 x 20.2 cm (image)

  • Rock scenery, 1854 [Album: HMS's Phoenix and Talbot in search of Sir John Franklin, 1854].

  • Presented to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert by Captain Edward Augustus Inglefield in 1854

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Polar regions
        • Arctic territories
          • Arctic regions
          • Greenland [Denmark]