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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


The Island on Loch Muick

1883 after a c. 1862 original

Carbon print | 8.0 x 7.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2620034

Photograph of a small island with trees in the middle of Loch Muick on the Balmoral estate. In the background is a steep escarpment bordering the loch's edge.

This view of the loch was possibly taken from the north from just outside the cottage built in 1868 known as Glas-allt-shiel or the Glassalt as it was called by Queen Victoria who used the building as a retreat. In taking this photograph, Wilson may have been replicating the view that would have been familiar to the Queen during her visits to the Loch and that the could be bought in photographic form by the public. 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)

  • 8.0 x 7.2 cm (image)

    17.5 x 13.2 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Loch Muick [Scotland]
      • Islands
      • Physiography
        • Lochs