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After Carl Haag (1820-1915)

'The Queen and the Prince Fording the Poll Tarf' c. 1861

38.0 x 46.0 cm (whole object) | RCIN 2079282

Glass plate negative of a watercolour by Carl Haag (RCIN 451256) based on an event as described by Queen Victoria in her journal during a trek to the Banioch Shiel in 9 October 1861. The scene shows Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Princess Alice and others crossing the River Tarff on ponies and foot. The group are preceded by two men playing bag pipes and in front of them, a guide who wade through the water up to their waists.

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 2160366.
  • Creator(s)

    After Carl Haag (1820-1915) (artist)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Carl Haag (1820-1915)
  • 38.0 x 46.0 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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