Photographer: Wilson, George Washington
Medium: Photographic print
"At the head of Loch Muick stands this Royal secluded Hut, which has received within its walls and protected from the cold of night the Queen of Britain. Here the ceremony and pomp of state are laid aside; here the Queen becomes the cottar, and right joyfully does she welcome the change.
Situated in the midst of romantic scenery, it affords a pleasant calm retreat to Her Majesty for the study of nature, where she may
'- Sit on rocks, and muse o'er flood and fell,
To slowly trace the forest's shady scene,
Where things that own not man's dominion dwell,
And mortal foot hath ne'er or rarely been;
To climb the trackless mountains all unseen,
With the wild flocks that never need a fold,
Alone o'er steeps and foaming falls to lean;
This is not solitude; 'tis but to hold
Converse with Nature's God, and view His stores unroll'd.'"
Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson