Balmoral Castle.(Dee Side) Published By Royal Permission. W. Smith, Architect.
London J. & W. Robins 57, Tooley Street, London [n.d., c.1857].
Steel engraving, sheet 230 x 440mm. 9 x 17¼". Trimmed within plate. Vertical centre crease.
View of Balmoral Castle, a large estate house situated in the area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, known as Royal Deeside. The estate was purchased by Queen Victoria's consort Prince Albert, and remains a favourite summer royal residence. Albert paid just over £30,000 for full ownership in 1852 and immediately started making plans with William Smith to extend the existing 15th century castle, and make a new and bigger castle fit for the royal family. The new building Prince Albert ordered to be built within a hundred yards of the old castle was planned and designed partly by himself and completed in 1856. Engraved for the Stationers' Almanack. The Stationers' Company had published the Stationers' Almanack since 1747, a single-sheet which consisted of calendar text set out beneath an engraved headpiece that recorded significant events of the preceeding year.
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