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Exhibition

George Washington Wilson: Queen Victoria’s Photographer in Scotland

Queen Victoria on top of a horse next to her steward

University of Aberdeen Library [Aberdeen]

  • Next event: Tuesday, 26 May 2020
    Daily (Sunday, 8 Mar 2020 - Sunday, 5 Jul 2020)
  • Adults, Groups (15+ people)

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.

Highlights from the exhibition

After George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

View Representing the City of Aberdeen

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Loch of Park, Aberdeenshire (Wild Duck Shooting)

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh

Map & directions

Bedford Road, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 3AA