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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

After George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

The "St Vincent" in Portsmouth Harbour 1883 after an original c.1861

Carbon print | 7.8 x 7.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2320200

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Photograph of HMS St Vincent as seen from the port side, lying at anchor within Portsmouth docks. In the foreground are two small sailing boats with figures in silhouette. In the background is the harbour.  

HMS Vincent was laid down at Plymouth Dockyard in 1810 and launched on the 11th March 1815. The ship was used to transport French troops to the Baltic during the Crimean War, subsequently becoming a training ship from 1862, probably when this photograph was taken, to 1905. This photograph is a carbon copy of the original albumen photograph. Carbon was a process that was less susceptible to fading, unlike an albumen print that is prone to discolouration over time. 
  • Creator(s)

    After George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Great Britain
    St Vincent (HMS)
  • 7.8 x 7.3 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
            • Hampshire [England]
              • Portsmouth [Hampshire]
                • Portsmouth Harbour [Portsmouth]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
            • Sailing ships
        • Military engineering
          • Warships