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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

View in Glencoe c. 1880 after an 1860 original

Carbon print | 7.4 x 7.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2320028

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Photograph of mountain ranges at Glencoe within a valley or 'Corrie' at Glencoe within the Scottish Highlands. Open moorland in the foreground leads to a valley situated in between mountains, the highest of which can be seen in the background.

Wilson produced a series of images of Glencoe that were similar to this view that were entitled 'Corrie-na-Baich, Glencoe'. This image was probably made during the autumn of 1860. This photograph is a later carbon copy which is a process that is less susceptible to light damage over time, unlike the original albumen photograph that was prone to fading over time.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.4 x 7.5 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
            • The Highlands [Scotland]
              • Glencoe [Scotland]
      • Physiography
        • Mountains