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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Gillies, Balmoral

Oct 1858

Salted paper print | 10.7 x 16.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2906728

Photograph of a full length group portrait of of Gillies taken outside at Balmoral with, standing, from left to right, William Kennedy; J. Smith, W. Stewart, John Brown,  Frank Farquarson, John Morgan and C. Coutts. Seated on ground from left to right are P. Robertson and Johnnie Grant. The group all wear kilts.
  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s) (photographer)

  • [Numbering and names of sitters]/ Gillies- Balmoral- Oct: 1858.

  • 10.7 x 16.0 cm (image)

    28.4 x 23.0 cm (page dimensions)

    29.5 x 24.5 x 6.0 cm (album)

  • Gillies, Balmoral, October 1858 [Photographic Portraits Vol.2/60 1852-1859]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Great Britain
            • Costume-Scotland
              • Scottish Highland Dress
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Firearms
              • Guns