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After George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

The Linn of Dee - Braemar 1883 after a c. 1859 original

Carbon print | 10.5 x 8.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2620031

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Photograph of a single arched stone bridge that spans the River Dee as seen through two trees that stand in the foreground. The river flows over rocks in the middle ground.

The Linn of Dee is a popular beauty spot and is situated on the fringes of the Cairngorm National Park. Queen Victoria used to enjoy visiting the region and opened the new bridge that traverses the River Dee in 1857. 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)

  • 10.5 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]
              • Linn of Dee [Aberdeenshire]
      • Physiography
        • Waterfalls
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Bridges
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees