Birnam Falls, Dunkeld
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Birnam Falls, Dunkeld about 1860
  • Scottish Art
The rise of tourism as a popular pastime in the nineteenth century and Sir Walter Scott’s novels about the romantic past of Scotland generated a public interest in Highland scenery for which the photographic industry readily catered. The Aberdeen-based photographer, George Washington Wilson, had an acute sense of what constituted a popular view. He took enormous care in finding and composing self-contained scenes and it was the originality of his imagery, capturing effects of nature never seen before, that so fascinated his contemporaries.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 71.17
  • Medium Albumen print
  • Size 19.00 x 11.50 cm
  • Credit Presented by Mrs J. Notman 1990