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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


Stirling Castle from the church tower


Albumen print | 8.8 x 5.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2620062

Photograph of Stirling Castle on Castle Hill which overlooks the Old Town Cemetery in the foreground. On the right of the centre is the Star Pyramid. The Star Pyramid was built by William Drummond in 1863 and is a monument to honour all those who had died as civil or religious martyrs in Scotland. The crag on which Stirling Castle was built forms part of the Stirling Sill which is formed from quartz-dolerite. Following completion of the construction of the castle during the early 12th century, the outcrop became known as Castle Hill. Generations of members of Scottish Royalty have occupied the Castle until the close of the 16th century when the castle became a military garrison.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 8.8 x 5.9 cm (image)

    17.5 x 13.2 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Stirlingshire [Scotland]
              • Stirling [Scotland]
                • Stirling Castle [Scotland]
                • Old Town Cemetery [Stirling]
                • Star Pyramid [Stirling]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Castles