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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

Technological improvements enabled Prince Albert to collect photographs of places that were significant to him


The Cora Linn on the Clyde

c. 1860

Albumen print | 8.0 x 7.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2320220

Photograph of the Corra Linn or waterfall on the River Clyde, Scotland. The falls are glimpsed through dense tree cover that frames the river. The photograph appears to have been inserted upside down on the page.  

The Corra Linn is part of the Falls of Clyde which comprise three other waterfalls or Linn I South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The Corra Linn is the largest of the four with a drop of 84 ft. The Corra Linn has been visited by poets and artists and remains a popular destination for tourists in Scotland today.  
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 8.0 x 7.2 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

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Lanarkshire [Scotland]
              • Cora Linn [Lanarkshire]
              • Falls of Clyde [Lanarkshire]
      • Physiography
        • Waterfalls
        • Rivers
          • Rivers of northern Europe
            • Rivers of Scotland
              • River Clyde