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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 of c.1862

Carbon print | 8.1 x 7.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2320199

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Photograph of the starboard of HMS Vincent in anchor in Portsmouth Harbour with the sails down and with the sea front with buildings in the background. In the right of the foreground is a smaller sailing vessel. Brooding clouds overhead.

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)

    Great Britain
    St Vincent (HMS)
  • 8.1 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
    • 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