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Victoria commissioned works that memorialised her beloved husband

After George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

The Lion's Face -Braemar 1883 after an 1865 original

Carbon print | 7.7 x 7.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2620021

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Photograph of a forest with a small clearing in the foreground. In the background is a large limestone rock with the front facing part of the rock free from tree coverage and is so called 'The Lion's Face Rock'.

The Lion's Face Rock is also known as the Murderer's crag or Creag a Mhortair. Queen Victoria visited the 'Lion's Face' rock during her stay in Balmoral on the 5th September, 1898 and recorded in her diary 'Drove in the the Lion's Face, taking tea on the way.' RA VIC/MAIN/QVJ (W) 5th September 1898. 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)

  • 7.7 x 7.4 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]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]
                • The Lion's Face [Balmoral Estates]
      • Physiography
        • Mountains