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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Sligachan, Isle of Skye c. 1860

Albumen print | 7.7 x 6.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2320184

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Photograph of the side of a hill with scree and boulders on its slopes. On the left of the background stands the Sligachan Hotel. A track on the left side leads towards the building. In the far background stands the Sgurr-na-Gillean mountain.  

Sligachan is the name of a settlement on the Isle of Skye. The hotel was built in 1830 and was often the subject of photographs by Wilson up until 1886, the year when he returned to take another photograph of this viewpoint as a coloured lantern slide. Wilson's photographs would have appealed to tourists who visited the area. The inclusion of hotels and guest houses in Wilson's photographs was by way of mutual benefit both to the hotel owner, whose business was promoted and to Wilson, whose photographs were stocked at the hotel and sold to its guests.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.7 x 6.8 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]
                • Glen Sligachan [Skye]
                • Sligachan [Isle of Skye]
      • Physiography
        • Mountains