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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Upper Fall on the Foyers, Inverness-shire c. 1860

Albumen print | 7.5 x 7.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2320176

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Photograph of a stone bridge with a single arch and partially obscured by trees, spanning a rocky chasm under which flows the river Foyers. In the background can be seen a small waterfall. In the foreground is seated a man wearing a hat and sketching. He is accompanied by a young boy, who stands with his left arm on his right shoulder.  

The name Foyers refers to a village near to Loch Ness in Scotland. The name derives from the Scottish Gaelic for 'Shelving Slope' The river Foyers runs into Loch Ness and has two waterfalls of which this is one.   
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.5 x 7.0 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
    • Places
      • Physiography
        • Rivers
          • Rivers of northern Europe
            • Rivers of Scotland
              • Forth, River
                • Foyers, River [Inverness]
        • Waterfalls
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • The Highlands [Scotland]
              • Inverness-shire
                • Fall of Foyers [Inverness-shire]
                • Inverness [Scotland]
                  • Foyers [Inverness-shire]