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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Interior of Henry 7th's Chapel, Westminster. Stalls of the Knights of the Bath c. 1860

Albumen print | 7.7 x 7.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2320056

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Photograph of a bearded man seated in front row of stalls inside Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Cathedral, London. The view is of a solitary male figure, seated in the stalls in right side profile with his right leg crossed over his left. Above him hang pennants and a window can be seen through an arch on the right of the background.

Built in the Perpendicular Gothic style, the Henry VII chapel began construction in 1503 and was completed in 1509. It was intended to be a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary and as the burial site for King Henry VII and his family. The pennants of the members of the Order of the Bath have hung in the chapel since 1725.    
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.7 x 7.2 cm (image)

    17.2 x 13.0 cm (mount)

  • From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Albert, Prince Consort between 1860 and 1861

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Westminster Abbey [London]
                    • Chapel of Henry VII [Westminster Abbey]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
            • Churches
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Orders (honour)
        • Order of the Bath (Great Britain)