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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


Balmoral Castle, west front

1883 after an 1863 original

Carbon print | 8.7 x 6.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2620004

Photograph of a view of the western front of Balmoral Castle. Two trees are located in the foreground. The tree branches and foliage are located on either side of the castle and frame the view.

This photograph is a 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)

  • 8.7 x 6.0 cm (image)

    17.5 x 13.2 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria