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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Unknown Person

'William Ross; Piper to The Queen'; William Ross (1823-91) c.1880 after an 1856 original

Carbon print of an original albumen photograph | 7.0 x 5.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2800763

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Photograph of a full length portrait of William Ross (1823-91), piper to Queen Victoria (1819-1901). He poses facing towards the camera, with his right leg raised and positioned on what appears to be a stone boulder. He wears full highland dress. The photograph appears to have been taken in a studio, featuring a painted backdrop and a prop of a tree, located on the far right of the photograph.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    William Ross (1822-91)
  • 7.0 x 5.6 cm (image)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Great Britain
            • Costume-Scotland
              • Scottish Highland Dress