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ID: 500025761
 
Record Type: Person
Wilson, G. W. (Scottish photographer, publisher, and painter, 1823-1893)

Note: Born 7 February 1823; died 9 March 1893. In 1857 Wilson first began to photograph war ships. In 1859 he photographed scenes of Edinburgh and called them "Scottish Gems." In 1860 Wilson was appointed photographer to Queen Victoria in Scotland. In 1862-1864 Wilson contributed to the illustration of 'Ruined Abbeys & Castles of Great Britain & Ireland.' Wilson was a founding member in 1863 of the Liverpool Amateur Photographic Association. By 1880 he had established the largest publishing company of topographical views in Britain called "G.W. Wilson & Co.".

Names:
Wilson, G. W. (preferred,U,index,LC)
G. W. Wilson (U)
Wilson, George Washington (V)
George Washington Wilson (V)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
Scottish (Scots, Scotsman)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
publisher
photographer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Scotland (United Kingdom) (country)
Died:  Aberdeen (Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Wilson, G. W. (I)

Biographies:
(Scottish photographer, publisher, and painter, 1823-1893) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British photographer, 1823-1893) ..... [BHA]
(Scottish photographer, publisher and painter; born Alvah (Scotland, United Kingdom) 1823; died Aberdeen (Scotland, United Kingdom), 1893) ..... [CCA]
(British, 1823-1893) ..... [JPGM]
(Scottish photographer, 1823-1893) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, 1823-1893.) ..... [GRL]

Sources and Contributors:
George Washington Wilson ........ [CCA, VP]
.................................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
G. W. Wilson ........ [GRL, VP]
.........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Wilson, George Washington ........ [BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, JPGM Preferred, VP]
...................................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
...................................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Wilson, G. W. ........ [GRL Preferred, VP Preferred]
...........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 2006057168; accessed 22 November 2013

Subject: ........ [BHA, CCA, Gallery Systems, GRL, Grove Art, JPGM, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclop├ędie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n2006057168
....................  Gernsheim, History of Photography from the Camera Obscura (1969)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n2006057168
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  MoMA, Library Catalog (1976)
....................  Seiberling, Amateurs, Photography and the Mid-Victorian Imagination (1986) 81-82
....................  Taylor, George Washington Wilson (1981)
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA, VP]
.......... Auer, Encyclop├ędie des Photographes (1985)
.......... Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
.......... Taylor, George Washington Wilson (1981) 63
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