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Glassalt Shiel dated 18 Nov 1870


18 Nov 1870

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A watercolour showing a view of snow-covered hills from the Glas-allt-Shiel. Trees are shown in the lower foreground, with the hills rising steeply up behind. Inscribed lower left: [illegible initials] Nov: 18. 1870 Glassalt Sheil. Queen Victoria stayed at the Glas-allt-Shiel from the 17 to 18 November 1870. In her journal entry of 18 November 1870 the Queen describes how she "made a sketch from the window of the Loch, with the lovely effect of light on the snowy hills, reflected on the calm surface of the Lake".
Descriptive Medium: 'Pencil, watercolour'

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Glas-allt-Shiel, Balmoral Estate, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland