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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Stonehenge. Near view from the West c. 1880 after an 1860 original

Carbon print | 7.4 x 7.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2320053

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Photograph of Stonehenge with lintels and posts extending from the left foreground to the background. A number of posts lie on the ground and another stands diagonally, leaning to the left. A man stands alongside this stone, in left side profile and with his left hand raised towards his head.

This is one of a series of photographs of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England that Wilson made in the spring of 1860. This photograph is a later carbon copy which is a process that is less susceptible to light damage, unlike the original albumen photograph that was prone to fading over time.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.4 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
          • England
            • Wiltshire [England]
              • Salisbury Plain [Wiltshire]
                • Stonehenge [Salisbury Plain]
    • Archaeology
      • Prehistory
        • Prehistoric stone monuments
    • History
      • History of Europe
        • History of England & Great Britain
          • England & Great Britain-History (Prehistory, Roman & Anglo-Saxon period)
        • General medieval and modern history (European history)