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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

The Queen's and Prince's Ponies Oct 1857

Wet collodion glass plate negative | RCIN 2082941

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Glass plate negative of (r-l): Peter Robertson; Charles Coutts; John Brown (1827-83); Charles Duncan (1826-1904) and J Smith photographed within the grounds of the Balmoral estate with three ponies belonging to the Queen and Prince Consort. 

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 2160315.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Peter Robertson
    Charles Coutts
    John Brown (1826-83)
    Charles Duncan (1826-1904)
    J Smith (Balmoral Gillie)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
            • Ponies