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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

View of Quiraing, Isle of Skye c.1880 after an c.1860 original

Carbon over albumen print | 7.4 x 7.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2320021

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Photograph of a view at the Quiraing. A large, jagged precipice rises up and is flanked by steep escarpments on either side.

The Quiraing is situated on the summit at Trotternish on the Isle of Skye and is formed by a series of landslips, some of which are still moving. Wilson probably took this photograph as part of his tour of the western isles of Scotland in the autumn of 1860 or 1861. The autumn months offered Wilson atmospheric clarity and was the time of year that he preferred to photograph the landscape. This photograph is a copy made in carbon which is a process less susceptible to light damage. It has been adhered over the original albumen print which is a more faded version of the same photograph.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.4 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
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Hebrides [Scotland]
              • Skye [Scotland]
                • Quiraing [Skye]
      • Physiography
        • Mountains