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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Scuir-na-Gillean from Glen Sligachan, Isle of Skye c. 1860

Albumen print | 7.6 x 6.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2320183

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Photograph of a man standing in left side profile, who wears a Tam O' Shanter hat and a shawl over his left shoulder, leaning against a large boulder in the foreground. In the background are mountains. 

Located near Sligachan, Sgurr nan Gillean can be found in the Cuillin range of mountains or munro's on the Isle of Skye. The height is 966m. The photograph originally formed one half of a stereoscopic photograph that gave a 3 dimensional view when viewed through a stereoscope. The inclusion of the boulder and figure in the foreground of the photograph adds depth to the photograph In other versions of this view, Wilson has titled the photograph 'Scuir na Gillean from the East, Skye'. Wilson probably took this view during his tour of the western isles of Scotland in 1860 or 1861.   
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.6 x 6.9 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
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Hebrides [Scotland]
              • Skye [Scotland]
                • Sgùrr nan Gillean [Skye]
                • Glen Sligachan [Skye]
      • Physiography
        • Mountains