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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Gillies, Balmoral Oct 1858

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

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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)

    W A Kennedy (Balmoral Gillie)
    J Smith (Balmoral Gillie)
    William Stewart
    John Brown (1826-83)
    Frank Farquarson
    Morgan, T (Balmoral Gillie)
    Charles Coutts
    John Grant (1842-82)
    Robertson, P. (fl.1858)
  • annotation: [Numbering and names of sitters]/ Gillies- Balmoral- Oct: 1858. [beneath photograph]
  • 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

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      • visual works
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          • Costume-Great Britain
            • Costume-Scotland
              • Scottish Highland Dress
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        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
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              • Guns