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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

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


View at Quiraing, Isle of Skye

c. 1860

Albumen print | 7.6 x 6.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2320182

Photograph of a view out to sea with tall cliffs in the foreground and an area of grass strewn with rocks in the foreground.

The Quiraing is situated on the Trotternish, the northern peninsula on the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The large cliffs found on the Trotternish were formed due to landslips millions of years ago. Some of the pinnacles are still fluid today. Wilson probably took this photograph during his tour of the western isles of Scotland in 1860 or 1861.   
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.6 x 6.9 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
            • Hebrides [Scotland]
              • Skye [Hebrides]
                • Quiraing [Skye]
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Geology
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs