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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

The "Excellent", Portsmouth Harbour. Great gun practice c. 1861

Albumen print | 7.4 x 7.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2320201

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Photograph of HMS Excellent in harbour at Portsmouth as viewed from the rear. Smoke can be seen emerging from the Port side of the ship as its guns are fired. Two men can be seen standing in the rigging at the top of the ship. Smaller vessels including sailing boats surround the Excellent.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Great Britain
    HMS Excellent
  • 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
            • Hampshire [England]
              • Portsmouth [Hampshire]
                • Portsmouth Harbour [Portsmouth]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
            • Sailing ships
        • Military engineering
          • Warships
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Cannons (weapons)