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George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

View of Balmoral from the North Sep 1857

Albumen print | 19.4 x 24.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2160044

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Photograph of a view of Balmoral taken from the North over the River Dee, towards the South and Craig Gowan. The Rriver Dee can be seen in the foreground and is surrounded by trees. Tree covered hills can be see in the distant background.

In 1857 Wilson was producing work that was of a larger size to those photographs that he had taken the previous year. There is a possibility that Wilson was influenced by Roger Fenton who was producing views of the same region but in a larger size in 1856; however, by September of 1857, Wilson was keen to utilise his artistic eye and skills of composition to produce these striking images of the Scottish landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Great Britain
  • 19.4 x 24.6 cm (image)

    28.3 x 36.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Balmoral Castle from the opposite side of the Dee, Sep 1857 [Album: Balmoral 1856-1861]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Castle [Aberdeenshire]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]
                • Craig Gowan House [Balmoral Estates]
      • Physiography
        • Rivers
          • Rivers of northern Europe
            • Rivers of Scotland
              • River Dee [Aberdeen]