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George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Group including Ernst Becker, Balmoral 29 - 29 Sep 1855

Collodion negative | RCIN 2084358

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Glass plate negative of a full-length group portrait, showing, from left to right: Lieutenant General Charles Grey (1804-70); Elizabeth, Duchess of Wellington (1820-1904); M. de Henitze; Sir Charles Phipps (1801-66); Sir James Clark (1788-1870); Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88); George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823-1900); Dr Andrew Robertson and Beatrice Byng (1825-84). The group stand beneath trees within the grounds of Balmoral.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print from this negative exists in the Collection, RCIN 2906607.

  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    General Sir Charles Grey (1804-70)
    Elizabeth Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington (1820-1904)
    Sir Charles Beaumont Phipps (1801-66)
    Sir James Clark (1788-1870)
    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)
    George John Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823-1900)
    Beatrice Eliza Christiana Catherine Blundell-Hollinshead-Blundell (1825-84)
    M De Henitze (active 1855)
    Dr Andrew Robertson (fl.1855-76)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives