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Victoria commissioned works that memorialised her beloved husband

After George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Craig Cluny - Braemar 1883 after an 1865 original

Carbon print | 10.8 x 8.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2620020

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Photograph of a view through trees towards the Craig Cluny mountain in the background.

This photograph could be an attempt by Wilson to address the imbalance in exposure when photographing scenes that were subject to strong contrasts in light. The photographer has tried to preserve the detail in the under lit foreground whilst exposing for the brightness of the background; this was a technique that Wilson tried to pioneer in his work, particularly when photographing landscapes. This photograph appeared in the book Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery by GW Wilson. 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)

  • 10.8 x 8.1 cm (image)

    17.5 x 13.2 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Craig Clunie [Aberdeenshire]
      • Physiography
        • Mountains