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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

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


'The Eagle's Nest, Mountain, Killarney'

c.1880 after an original of c.1860

Carbon print | 7.7 x 7.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2320109

Photograph of a view of Eagle's Nest Mountain, Killarney. The mountain is located in the background and there is a lake in the middle ground. In the foreground is a path surrounded by trees, rocks and shrubbery. A man is seated beside the path, on the right hand side of the photograph. He wears a light colour hat, dark colour shirt and light colour trousers.

A carbon copy is adhered on top of the original albumen print. Carbon prints are more stable compared to albumen prints, the latter prone to fading. Carbon copies were therefore created for posterity.

  • Creator(s)

    Attributed to Frederick Holland Mares (photographer)

    Attributed to James Simonton (photographer)

  • 7.7 x 7.3 cm (image)

    17.2 x 13.0 cm (mount)

  • From an album compiled by Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ireland
          • County Kerry [Ireland]
            • Eagle's Nest Mountain [County Kerry]
            • Killarney [County Kerry]
      • Physiography
        • Mountains
        • Lakes