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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


Drummond Castle

1883 after a c. 1863 original

Carbon print | 10.4 x 7.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2620043

Photograph of Drummond Castle in Perthshire, Scotland. The castle which comprises a tower house stands on a promontory in the centre of the background. In the foreground are formal gardens and an ornamental fountain featuring a male figure in the centre.

Drummond castle stands on what is known as Gask Ridge and was built during the 15th century. The formal gardens that surround the castle were laid out during the 17th century. Both the castle and gardens were extensively improved during the 19th century. 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)

  • 10.4 x 7.9 cm (image)

    17.5 x 13.2 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Perthshire [Scotland]
              • Drummond Castle [Perthshire]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Castles
        • Secular architecture
          • Fountains
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Statues
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Gardening
          • Gardens