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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Wilson & Hay (active 1853-55)

'The New House at Balmoral' 1893 copy after an original of May 1854

Carbon print | 17.1 x 22.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2906092

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Photograph of the new Balmoral castle in Aberdeenshire, in the process of construction. Trees dominate the foreground whilst rubble lies on the ground to the left of the building.

The partnership of George Washington Wilson and John Hay made three visits to Balmoral Castle in March, July and October of 1854 to photograph the construction of the new castle, the foundation stone for which was laid on the 23rd September 1853 and to photograph the old castle prior to its demolition in late 1854.  
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 17.1 x 22.1 cm (image)

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

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