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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

After George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Stirling Castle 1883 after an c. 1859 original

Carbon print | 7.9 x 7.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2320231

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Photograph of Stirling Castle as viewed from Lady's Rock, with a cluster of buildings surrounded by trees and bordered by a wall around the base. A path runs vertically from the foreground towards the castle, with a steeply descending hillside to the left.

Stirling Castle was constructed on the 'Stirling Sill', a quartz dolerite formation that offered a natural defensive position. Construction began during the early 12th century with further improvements and additions made during the 16th and 17th centuries. The buildings that can be seen today date to the late 15th and early 17th centuries. 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)

  • 7.9 x 7.3 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
          • Scotland
            • Stirlingshire [Scotland]
              • Stirling [Scotland]
                • Stirling Castle [Scotland]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Castles