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Memorial works

Following Albert’s premature death, Victoria commissioned the creation of photographs and decorative objects that memorialised her beloved husband


Allt-na-Giubhsach, the Queen's Lodge on Loch Muick

1883 after a c. 1862 original

Carbon print | 8.0 x 7.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2620033

Photograph of two cottages on the Balmoral estate. The cottages occupy a clearing in a pine forest with a garden to the front in the foreground. The cottage on the right has a turf roof and a wooden latticed porch.

A second version of this photograph by Wilson features a man standing outside the cottage on the left and rhododendron bushes flanking the path in the garden. Originally comprising a single cottage with a sod covered roof constructed for deer watcher, and described by Queen Victoria as 'The Hut', Alltnaguibhsaich grew to include a second building standing on the left that was constructed in 1849. This photograph is a later carbon copy of the original albumen photograph. Carbon was a process that was less susceptible to fading, unlike an albumen print that is prone to discolouration over time. 
  • Creator(s)

    After George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (photographer)

  • 8.0 x 7.4 cm (image)

    17.5 x 13.2 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Cottages
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Gardening
          • Gardens
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees