Mobile menu

Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Upper Fall on the Garr-valt, Braemar c. 1880 after an 1859 original

Carbon print | 7.4 x 7.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2320011

Your share link is...

  Close

Photograph of a footbridge spanning the Garr-valt river near Braemar. On the bridge stands a man wearing a hat and facing the viewer. The water falls over boulders in the foreground of the picture. This photograph is a copy made in carbon which is a process that is less susceptible to light damage. It has been adhered over the original albumen print which is a more faded version of the same photograph. This photograph was reviewed in the British Journal of Photography on the 15th January 1860 and was probably taken in the autumn of 1859.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.4 x 7.4 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
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Braemar [Aberdeenshire]
                • Garbh Allt Falls [Balmoral Estate]
      • Physiography
        • Waterfalls
        • Rivers
          • Rivers of northern Europe
            • Rivers of Scotland
              • River Dee [Aberdeen]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Bridges
            • Footbridges