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William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77)

Sir Walter Scott's Monument, Edinburgh; as it appeared when nearly finished, in October 1844 Oct 1844

Salted paper print | 19.3 x 15.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2600329

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Photograph of a tower monument in the Neo-Gothic style with flying buttresses, arches, ornate carvings, pinnacles and spires with fine intricate details. Some scaffolding is visible at the top and back of the building. Buildings can be seen in the background. 
  • Creator(s)

    William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
  • 19.3 x 15.6 cm (image)

    30.6 x 23.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Sir Walter Scott's Monument, Edinburgh; as it appeared when nearly finished, in October 1844 [Sun Pictures In Scotland]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

    'Sun Pictures in Scotland' was available via subscription. In the list of subscribers, Queen Victoria is the first name listed.

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Lothian [Scotland]
              • Edinburgh [Scotland]
                • Scott Monument
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Gothic architecture
        • Architectural history
        • Architectural design
          • Buttresses