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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


Cottage opposite Balmoral Castle

1883 after an 1865 original

Carbon print | 8.9 x 6.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2620016

Photograph of a ground level cottage with a lean-to building on the right with a low dry stone wall to the front. A smaller, outhouse building stands to the right. Trees in the background. In the foreground is a path bordered by boulders.

Wilson's photographs of Scotland were intended to appeal to tourists as visual souvenirs that could be purchased in book shops and Railway Stations and included the picturesque areas of Scotland that featured on the popular tourist trails. 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)

  • 8.9 x 6.0 cm (image)

    17.5 x 13.2 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

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