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Exhibition: George Washington Wilson. Queen Victoria's Photographer in Scotland / Aberdeen and Holyrood, 2020

Famous for his portrait of Queen Victoria on her horse ‘Fyvie’, accompanied by her servant John Brown, George Washington Wilson was at the time among the best known of royal photographers. His picturesque images helped popularise a romantic view of the Scottish landscape. These were sold to the Victorian middle classes holidaying in Scotland, a pursuit popularised by the royal family’s love of the country. The display includes royal portraits made for Queen Victoria’s personal photograph collection and Wilson’s beautiful views of Scotland.

University of Aberdeen library: 8 March-5 July 2020
Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh: 17 July-4 October 2020


Image: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019.

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