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Sophie Gordon
Curator, art historian, former Head of Photographs, Royal Collection Trust. Infrequent tweeter on photography, art, India.
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Sophie Gordon Aug 30
My lovely colleague Paul was due to give this talk on C19 photographer George Washington Wilson in Aberdeen, but now he’s had to turn it into an online talk instead. Please have a look!
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Sophie Gordon Jul 31
Replying to @BarleyBiscuit
yes we have a number of autochromes in the collection. I would doubt the claim though.
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Sophie Gordon Jul 4
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Photo London Jun 15
🌿 The Essential Fenton 🌿 In our latest video, experts on the pioneering photographer discuss his career, his and the -curated exhibition at -
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RoyalCollectionTrust Jun 14
On 14 June 1862, the young Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) returned from his 4-month tour of the Middle East. See photographs taken by Francis Bedford, the first photographer to accompany a royal tour in an online exhibition here:
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The Barber Institute Jun 12
Our first digital exhibition ‘Sights of Wonder: Photographs from the 1862 Royal Tour’ is now live! 🌟 See incredible images of ancient landmarks captured by photographer Francis Bedford. A collaboration with curated by students . ➡️
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The Barber Institute Jun 5
Our digital exhibition ‘Sights of Wonder: Photographs from the 1862 Royal Tour’ launches on 12 June! See incredible images of ancient landmarks captured by photographer Francis Bedford. A collaboration with curated by students . ➡️
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Sophie Gordon May 21
Replying to @BarleyBiscuit @YouTube
Memories of dark chapels on sunny days, and lovely singing!
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Sophie Gordon May 18
There’s only one photograph that I can select for in the theme of activism - Kilburn’s incredible daguerreotype from 1848, showing Chartists gathering on Kennington Common, London
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RoyalCollectionTrust May 17
Take a closer look at pioneering photographs by Dorothy Wilding, Frances Sally Day and Annie Leibovitz as we explore the role women have played in the history of photography in this online trail.
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Sophie Gordon May 17
better late than never - hoping that our GWWashington exhib reopens before returning home to Windsor Castle. This 1863 photograph shows the Round Tower, Windsor, where it and many other works by Wilson are now housed RCIN2117203
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Sophie Gordon May 13
Replying to @TheMERL
I can't draw but offer a photograph of a royal cow instead (from 1857)
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Sophie Gordon May 13
An overview of the exhibition on Queen Victoria's photographer in Scotland, George Washington Wilson, is available here. The display, by , had to close soon after opening.
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Sophie Gordon May 12
Replying to @SteveBettis1 @RCT
It was taken in the conservatory at Hvidore house, in Klampenborg, Denmark. It’s quite near Copenhagen.
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Sophie Gordon May 12
Mirrors and reflections encourage contemplation. Some beautiful examples - Mary Steen/Queen Alexandra 1911; PrAlfred/PssLouise 1864; Ch Thurston Thompson/mirror c1853-5. All from the Royal Collection
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Sophie Gordon May 10
Queen Victoria and photography - this BBC programme, first broadcast in 2005, is being repeated on BBC4 Weds 13 May 10pm
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Sophie Gordon May 8
Replying to @JThinks1 @RCT
His name was Albert - hence Bertie
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Sophie Gordon May 8
One of the Buckingham Palace balcony photographs taken on VE Day was later used by the King as his Christmas card for 1945 (Royal Collection RCIN 2108359 )
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Aberdeen Uni Museums and Special Collections May 7
A Bay on Loch Katrine George Washington Wilson 1859 Stereoscopic images appear in 3D when viewed through stereoscopic viewers. This one of Loch Katrine was popular for its link to Walter Scott's 1810 poem 'The Lady of the Lake'.
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Aberdeen Uni Museums and Special Collections Apr 30
Sadly, our latest exhibition with , George Washington Wilson: Queen Victoria’s Photographer in Scotland, closed after two weeks. We will be sharing some of the most important images from the exhibition and their stories 👇
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