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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Wilson & Hay (active 1853-55)

The New Castle at Balmoral Jun 1854

Albumen print | 16.8 x 21.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2906125

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Photograph of the construction of the new castle at Balmoral with building rubble in front of the castle and a fence running diagonally from the left foreground of the photograph. After several visits to Scotland in the 1840s, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert decided to establish a permanent residence there. The lease of the Balmoral estate was acquired in 1848 and Prince Albert finally took possession of the property in 1852. However, the existing castle soon proved too small for the Royal Family and it was decided to build a larger one nearer the River Dee. The Prince was deeply involved in the designs for the new castle and grounds, and he and the Queen watched their progress with great interest. This is one of several photographs recording the progress of the building made by the firm of Wilson & Hay. The new castle at Balmoral was completed in 1856.
  • Creator(s)

    Wilson & Hay (active 1853-55) (photographer)

  • 16.8 x 21.4 cm (image)

  • From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Castle [Aberdeenshire]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Construction